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Annie Kirby

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Annie Kirby


Annie Kirby was born and grew up in Dorset, and has been writing since she was five years old. She is a graduate of the University of East Anglia Creative Writing MA, and was once told she writes “like Anita Shreve on acid,” which she decided to take as a compliment.

Her short stories have received numerous accolades. “Orchid, Cherry-Blossom,” was adapted for broadcast on Radio 4 as part of their Writers to Watch series; “Revelations of Divine Love,” was selected for publication in Comma Press’s annual showcase of new writers, Bracket: A New Generation in Fiction, and “The Wing,” won the 2005 Asham Award for women’s writing.

Kirby describes sublime moments with careful precision and evokes the brooding power of buried trauma.

- Nicholas Royle Time Out 

Annie has also published a number of academic articles and has written for The Guardian. She recently completed her first collection of short stories.

She’s currently working on a novel, Blood Hands Moon Snow, but often finds herself returning to short fiction. Annie currently lives in Hampshire with her husband and two moggies.


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