My first novel, Starlings, was published in 2011. I am a short story writer and co-founder of the literary group, Rattle Tales. I am interested in storytelling and my work has been read at Word Theatre, Latitude, Liar's League, Grit Lit and Rattle Tales. My stories have been shortlisted for The Bristol Prize and The Arvon Award. I am currently working on a short story collection about fame.
Erinna Mettler in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2007 Brighton
What do you love about Short Stories?They give the reader something to think about.
Do you write in other forms?novels, poems, flash fiction
What distracts you from writing?family, Twitter
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?baking, swimming, travelling
What is your favourite book?Lovers of Their Tme by William Trevor
Who are your favourite writers?Cormac McCarthy, Paul Auster and Ian McEwan
Where is your dream location?Mexico
What one item would you put into Room 101?the ignorant and opinionated
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write, write and shrug off rejection.
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