Sarah Salway is a poet, short story writer and novelist. She teaches creative writing at the London School of Economics and University of Kent, as well as running a regular group in her home. She wrote her latest book, Digging Up Paradise, when she was Canterbury Laureate. It is part poetry collection, part travelogue and part love letter to English gardens.
Sarah Salway in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?9 Bedford, England
What do you love about short stories?I love the power, the huge heart and the shock of feeling in them.
Do you write in other forms?Novels, poetry and journalism.
What distracts you from writing?Family, teaching, pottering but most of all Social Media
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Wild swimming, cooking and drinking - particularly home made, hill walking, playing with paper
What is your favourite book?A Real Doll by A M Homes and In the Gloaming by Alice Elliot Dark
Who are your favourite writers?Carol Shields, Kenneth White and Diane Ackerman
Where is your dream location?Vancouver Island
What one item would you put into Room 101?Aubergines
Do you have any advice for new writers?Read as seriously as you write.
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