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.

May 09, 2013

John Fowles and Belmont House

Belmont House, John Fowles's home, in Lyme Regis, Dorset could well fuel the creativity of young writers and artists if Landmark Trust plans go ahead. The sea views and that of the Cobb inspired Fowles's most famous novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman and may well do the same for a future rising star.

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