Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.


Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

November 22, 2012

Gran-lit arrives

We have Hilary Boyd and her novel Thursdays in the Park to thank as the new genre gran-lit
hits the top of the ebook bestseller charts. Another victory for writers who have readers out there and who may have never got off the slush pile.

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