Nicholas Hogg graduated from the University of East London
with a psychology degree. He currently teaches literary skills
to refugees. Also in 2005,
The Tokyo Catfish, a love story set in the aftermath of a
Tokyo earthquake, was a prize winner in the London Writers
Paradise was runner up in the 2006 Willsden Herald Short
Story competition, adjudicated by Zadie Smith - an anthology of the
winning stories is shortly to be published by Pretend Genius.
Nicholas has has recently completed his first novel,
Show Me the Sky which will be published by Canongate in
2008. Check out his website:
Nell is now represented by the Christopher Little agency.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Northumbria University.
In 2003 she won the
Marie Claire/Virago Short Story Competition with
Starfish. In 2004
Scales and Arpeggios for Solo Recorder was longlisted for
the Fish short story prize and a short story for children,
Callum Murdo MacDonald and the Pinkish Blotch won the
Sense of Mischief Competiton at Durham Literature Festival. In 2005
Catherine was published in short story anthology
Sand, and Nell received a Northern Promise Award from
Northern Rock/New Writing North for her novel-in-progress,
Story Library of the Saints. Click
here to read her Ventures entry.
Wayne's fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines,
Ambit, and his non-fiction in various publications.
He is at work on a novel,
Everybody Wants to Play Huck Finn, a collection of short
Strays as well as a travel narrative retracing the
journeys of Henry David Thoreau. Wayne has also won a National
Writing Academy/Arts Council England Bursary in 2004; he
was one of eight selected nationwide for
competitive grant to attend a week long Novel Clinic directed
by Kathryn Heyman and Kate Pullinger; and he won the Curtis Brown
Scholarship for his MA year at the University of East Anglia. Read
here and check out his podcast:
Bethan Roberts's novel
The Pools has gone on to find a publisher (Serpent's Tail)
and will be coming out in August 2007.