The MIR9 editors proudly announce the guest authors for the upcoming edition:
Nick Alexander, Jenn Ashworth, Julia Bell and Alison MacLeod
Nick Alexander hails from Margate but now lives in France and is the author of 6 novels. His first novel, Fifty Reasons to say, Goodbye was published in 2003. In 2007 his collection of interlinked short stories 13:55 Eastern Standard Time was published and received rave reviews. His latest novel The Case of the Missing Boyfriend was published in 2011 and became a top-ten seller on Amazon’s Kindle chart.
Jenn Ashworth is a Lancashire born novelist and short story writer. Her first novel A Kind Of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies Paint a Vulgar Picture: Fiction Inspired by the Smiths and Bugged. Her most recent flash-fiction Hammer was published in the anthology Jawbreakers in May 2012. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing for the University of Lancaster's Creative Writing Programme.
Julia Bell is a novelist, short story writer and Senior Lecturer on the MA in Creative Writing course at Birkbeck, University College of London. She is the author of two novels for young adults, Massive, which was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, and Dirty Work - both were published in the UK and the US and widely translated. She also co-edited The Creative Writing Coursebook and several short fiction anthologies. She is currently working on her fourth novel, Bad Faith.
Alison MacLeod lives in Brighton and has published two novels, The Changeling and The Wave Theory of Angels. Her short stories have appeared in a variety of literary magazines and she published her own anthology Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction in 2007. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Society of Authors' Award for Short Fiction and in 2011, her story The Heart of Denis Noble was shortlisted for the prestigious BBC National Short Story Award. She teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at University College Chichester.
Coming soon… a preview of the front cover!