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.

April 04, 2013

Arthur C. Clarke Prize

While SF writer Liz Williams, one of the judges of the A.C. Clarke Prize, holds up the need for a gender-free meritocracy when it comes to writing, there is the issue of ebooks not being included in the list. Now I wouldn't want to judge the 82 books submitted, up from the 60 last year, but someone needs to address the other work out there and a media that is not going away.

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