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.

December 06, 2013

Jeanette Winterson R4 - is a star!

I always wonder why an author would appear on Radio 4 Question Time but Jeanette Winterson had something real to say. She stood up to Andrew Lansley who said food banks and charities are a good thing by saying, 'Do you hear yourself?' and went on to fiercely defend those struggling in the current economy. She referred to the FT said the Government figures masked serious problems. How True! Jeanette has done struggling writers a good turn in bringing this to public attention. More like her please.

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