Erinna Mettler

Erinna Mettler

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 Time by William Trevor.

Who are your favourite writers?

Cormac McCarthy, Paul Auster and Ian McEwan.

Where is your dream location?


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.

Work by Erinna Mettler:

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An old-fashioned ghost story, stranded by heavy snow, a group of friends at a village pub pass the time telling stories.

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