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.

January 05, 2017

It's been a while...

The craft of writing has taken me off posting and onto serious study. First Cambridge University beckoned  with amazing teachers and a fabulous stay at Newnham College. Then later Yale, with it's full on, no nonsense American style and the big hitters holding nothing back, when it came to giving you the nitty gritty on everything from style to genre, and what the Amercian publishing industry is up to.

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