Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was a Radio 5 Live Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature; her second novel, The Poet’s Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. Short stories have featured in the Bridport Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards, and on BBC Radio 4. Her third novel, The Moon Field, described by The Times as ‘deeply moving’, is set in the First World War. HarperCollins recently published her latest novel, The Silk Factory, a beautiful and eerie story of love and memory.
Judith has lectured widely on Creative Writing for universities and freelance for over two decades. She has wide experience as a speaker, panelist and Chair at literary festivals, reader's days and conferences and as a writing competition judge. Judith is a member of the Royal Society of Literature, the Society of Authors, The National Association of Writers in Education and is a trustee and Board member for Writing East Midlands.She lives with her family in Northamptonshire and is working on her fifth novel.
Judith's novels are published by Random House and HarperCollins and she is represented by David Higham Literary Agents.
She has worked with:
The BBC News Channel, Radio 5 Live, BookD Literary podcast, BBC Midlands Today, Arts Council England, the National Trust and Bromley House Library (as Writer in Residence); Literature Festivals including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bridport, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Lowdham, Derby, Cumbria and Ledbury Poetry Festival; the Cambridge Chit Chat Club, the John Clare Society, Writing West Midlands, Writing East Midlands, the University of Leicester, University of Buckingham, Winchester University, Newman University College, the Open University; Libraries and Information Service East Midlands; Birmingham, Northampton and Derby Museums, The Barber Institute, and various wonderful Readers’ Days, booksellers and individual libraries too numerous to mention.
Judith enjoys every kind of literary engagement and is happy to tailor talks or workshops to suit audience requirements. She charges fees at the Society of Authors rate.
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