Lisa Blower is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. She won The Guardian’s National Short Story competition in 2009, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013, and has been Highly Commended and long-listed for the Bridport Prize 2015/2016. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Comma Press, The New Welsh Review, The Luminary, Short Story Sunday, and on Radio 4.
Her debut novel ‘Sitting Ducks’ is out now with Fair Acre Press. It was shortlisted for the inaugural Arnold Bennett Prize, and longlisted for The Guardian Not the Booker 2016, The Rubery Award 2016 and The People’s Book Prize 2016.
She was the first writer in residence at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery where she completed ‘Green Blind’, her second novel, and is currently completing her debut short story collection ‘It’s Gone Dark over Bill’s Mother’s’ which draws heavily upon her early childhood in Stoke on Trent. Lisa is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Bangor University.