Lillian Aldus

Lillian Aldus

Lillian Aldus has worked as a teacher, private tutor and a proofreader. She has one daughter and lives with her partner in Hull, East Yorkshire.
Lillian is currently researching 19th century migration through Hull for a novel as well as working on a collection of short stories.


Lillian Aldus in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?


What do you love about short stories?

They give small glimpses into big issues, other lives and different possibilities.

Do you write in other forms?

Novels and poems.

What distracts you from writing?

Family, daydreaming and paying the bills.

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Family, reading, history, food, film, gardening and travel.

What is your favourite book?

'Cloud Atlas' by David Mitchell because it has so many stories within it.

Who are your favourite writers?

Carol Shields, Toni Morrison and Charles Dickens

Where is your dream location?

A walled garden with lots of roses.

What one item would you put into Room 101?

TV presenters who inflect their speech in strange ways.

Do you have any advice for new writers?

When you get an idea, or a phrase or a sentence - write it down somewhere before you forget it!

Work by Lillian Aldus:

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A young couple are taken on a life-changing journey. A story based on real events.
The Swan
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A young woman tries to escape her stifling and superstitious community.

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