Joanna Quinn is an award-winning writer based in Dorset. Joanna was born in London in 1976. She studied English Literature and Language at Salford University before training as a journalist, working at several newspapers in the West Country. She has since completed an Mphil in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan.
has been published in various anthologies and magazines including
New Welsh Review, Leaf Books, the Bridport Prize, Obsessed With
Pipework, and Staple. She has also been successful in several international
short story competitions. In 2009, she was chosen as one of three
gifted writers to be mentored by Booker-nominated author Romesh
Gunesekera as part of a national scheme run by the Arvon and Jerwood
Foundations, and in 2011, she was one of four writers shortlisted
for the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Short Stories.
is now working on a short story collection and a novel. She also
runs creative writing workshops near her home in Dorset.
about the Arvon/Jerwood Mentoring Scheme available here.
Details about the Arts Foundation Fellowships available here.