I was born in the West Midlands in the early Seventies, and worked as an English Teacher for nearly ten years before going part time to study for an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. My short stories have been widely published both online and in print, appearing most recently in the pages of Carve, Paraxis, Structo, The Molotov Cocktail, and Fleeting.
In January 2013 I received a Carve Esoteric Award for my short story ‘Storm in a Teacup’, while ‘Half-mown Lawn’ won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and is included in Salt Publishing’s The Best British Short Stories 2012. When not writing, I teach part time, lead writing workshops and take care of my three children.
My debut collection of short fiction, Looking Out of Broken Windows, was shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize and will be published by Salt in March 2014.
Contact: danpowellauthor at gmail dot com
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