We are delighted to announce that Jane Fraser will be guest judge for the 2023 competition
Jane Fraser lives, works and writes fiction in a house facing the sea in the village of Llangennith, in the Gower peninsula, south Wales.
She is the author of two collections of short fiction, The South Westerlies (2019) and Connective Tissue (2022), both published by leading UK indie, SALT. Her debut novel, Advent (2021) was published by Welsh women’s press, HONNO, and was awarded the Society of Authors Paul Torday Memorial Prize in 2022.
Her short stories have placed highly in major international competitions: she was a finalist in the Manchester Fiction Prize (2017) and she has been a runner-up, shortlisted or highly commended in the Fish Short Story Prize, the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, the Cambridge Short Story Prize, and The Rhys Davies National Short Story Prize.
Her work has been widely anthologised, appearing in publications by New Welsh Review, The Lonely Crowd, TSS, Momaya Press, Retreat West, and Fish Publishing. In 2022, she was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 for the first time to write ‘Soft Boiled Eggs’, a short story broadcast as part of the Short Works series.
She has a B.Ed as a first degree and an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from Swansea University. She is also proud to be a Hay Festival Writer at Work.
Jane has recently been awarded a Society of Authors' grant to work on her latest novel: an intergenerational ecofeminist contemporary story set in Gower.
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