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 18, 2013

Thirty-Nine Steps take ebooks up another level

Richard Hannay, a man on the run, is outpacing all others. Why? Faber and Faber have taken John Buchan's thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps up another level with the help of The Story Mechanics creating a fully playable and immersive product. This is new ground in digital reading with the app containing stop-frame animation and original silent film music. Will books ever be the same again?

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