Eugen Bacon MSc studied at Maritime Campus, Greenwich University, less than two minutes’ walk from The Royal Observatory of the Greenwich Meridian. Her arty muse fostered within the baroque setting of the Old Royal Naval College, Eugen found herself a computer postgraduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She has finished a masters and PhD in writing at Swinburne University of Technology. Eugen has published over 50 short stories and creative articles, and has recently completed a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel. Her short story ‘A puzzle piece’ was shortlisted in the Lightship Publishing (UK) international short story prize 2013 and is published in Lightship Anthology 3. Eugen’s creative work ‘Being Marcus’ and other works are published in New Writing, The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.
Eugen Bacon in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2001 London, England - enthused in a course with The Writers Bureau
What do you love about Short Stories?A short story as a literary fragment shapes itself
Do you write in other forms?Novels, journal articles, academic writing
What distracts you from writing?I thought it was a day job, studies... now I know the culprit is TV
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Chocolate, swimming, art house movies, a great novel or anthology
What is your favourite book?Tar Baby, Divisadero, Truth
Who are your favourite writers?George R R Martin, Toni Morrison and Peter Temple
Where is your dream location?Harlan Ellison's think pad
What one item would you put into Room 101?Raw onions, lest someone ate them!
Do you have any advice for new writers?Edit, edit, edit...
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