Nancy Charley

Nancy Charley

Nancy Charley is an archivist with the Royal Asiatic Society - archives being a fantastic place from which to create stories. She enjoys writing in many forms, is a prizewinning and published poet (This Woman, Conversation Paperpress 2011) and has been shortlisted in short story competitions. She also enjoys performance and has starred in her own One-woman Show, Patricia's Box. She is currently developing a new show and exploring the novella form.


Nancy Charley in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

2006 Ramsgate, Kent

What do you love about short stories?

I love short stories because they provide an epiphany in a condensed form. There is a joy in both reading or writing a small nugget of experience, desire, ludicrousness or delight.

Do you write in other forms?

Poems, plays, creative non-fiction

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Performance - watching and participating

What is your favourite book?

Paul Gallico's The Man Who was Magic

Who are your favourite writers?

Maggie Gee, John Burnside and Neil Gaiman

Where is your dream location?

Where ever I am

What one item would you put into Room 101?

School bullies

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Allow yourself to play

Work by Nancy Charley:

Satanic Snarl
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Tasha has just moved into her new house, hoping for friendly neighbours. Instead she is faced with Satanic Snarl.

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