Vicky Grut

Vicky Grut

Vicky Grut’s short fiction has been published in magazines and collections in the UK and USA. Her stories have appeared in two volumes of the anthology New Writing, NW13 (Picador, 2005) and NW14 (Granta, 2006), the collection 'Waving at the Gardener' (Bloomsbury, 2009), the US podcast platform The Drum (2013) and Harvard Review #43 (2013). She’s been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Asham Prize. She lives in London with her husband and son and teaches on the creative writing programme at London South Bank University.


Vicky Grut in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

What do you love about Short Stories?

Do you write in other forms?


What distracts you from writing?

reading, family, cinema and the internet

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

reading, family, cinema

What is your favourite book?

Tim Winton's Cloud Street

Who are your favourite writers?

Raymond Carver, Bernardine Evaristo and Denton Welch

Where is your dream location?

anywhere by the sea

What one item would you put into Room 101?

Do you have any advice for new writers?

don't put too much pressure on yourself. Turn off the internet, keep turning up and see what happens. And read, read, read.

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