Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon

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...

Work by Eugen Bacon:

Lapis Lazuli
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“LAPIS LAZULI,” HE SAID. “That my name.” He was not of this world, never from Earth. Not with those eyes, no. --------------------- This is a work of collaboration by Eugen Bacon and E. Don Harpe.
Shanty Girl
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Crippled? Fuck that. Her right foot drags like a dog’s leash. Her right hand has muscle to lift a metal crane. Ivy Freeman is a powerhouse to reckon with. As far as serial killers go.

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