Lorna F

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Occupation Novelist, teacher and literary consultant
Introduction I run Fictionfire Literary Consultancy at www.fictionfire.co.uk. I also teach at the University of Winchester's Writers' Festival and on various writing programmes for Oxford University. I've set up Fictionfire Press at www.fictionfirepress.com and have republished my novel, 'The Chase', previously published by Bloomsbury. I'm currently working on a historical novel (the opening of which has just won Words with Jam magazine's First Page competition) and a collection of historical short stories. My stories have won an Ian St James Award, been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize. 'Reputation', a finalist in the Historical Novel Society's short story prize 2012, appears in 'The Beggar at the Gate'. My unpublished children's novel 'Hinterland' reached the shortlist of four for Macmillan's Write Now Prize last year. My chapter on Pre-writing appears in 'Studying Creative Writing', in the Creative Writing Series published by The Professional and Higher Partnership. My story 'Salt' won the Historical Novel Society's London 2014 Conference Story Award. Hell for me would be a desert island with no books - in fact anywhere with no books!
Interests Stories, poetry, history, cosmology, popular science