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All Long Fiction Author

  • Alan Robert Clark

    Alan Robert Clark is a freelance writer and the author of Fairlight Books’ historical novel The Prince of Mirrors. Born in Scotland, Alan attended Dollar Academy in Clackmannanshire before joining King’s College in London. However, due to a protracted illness, he had to abandon the degree and go into advertising, working as a copywriter and creative director. Throughout his career Alan has created ad campaigns for well-known companies, including Nestle, Levi’s and Kodak, and won awards Read more [...]

  • Anthony Ferner

    Anthony Ferner is the author of the brand new novella, Inside the Bone Box, published by Fairlight Books on 11 July 2018. Anthony started writing fiction back in the 1990s. His first novella, Winegarden, was published in 2015 by Holland Park Press. Anthony’s been a member of the Tindal Street Fiction Group in Birmingham since 2010. With a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a doctorate in Sociology from the University Read more [...]

  • Elizabeth Mac Donald

    Elizabeth Mac Donald’s debut novel, A Matter of Interpretation, is being published by Fairlight Books in September 2019. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Elizabeth is an academic who now lives in Italy, where she teaches English at the University of Pisa. She is a widely published writer of short stories, essays and translations of literary works into Italian. In her spare time, Elizabeth sings in the choir of the Scuola Normale, Pisa.

  • Emma Timpany

    Emma Timpany is the author of Fairlight Books’ novella Travelling in the Dark.  Emma was born in Dunedin, New Zealand but moved to the UK in the 1990s, after receiving a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Otago. Emma has already published two short story collections – Over the Dam (Red Squirrel Press 2015) and The Lost of Syros (Cultured Llama Press 2015). She has also co-edited a short story collection Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Read more [...]

  • Fiona Vigo Marshall

    Fiona Vigo Marshall is the author of the forthcoming novel Find Me Falling, published by Fairlight Books on 7 March 2019. After graduating from Somerville College, Oxford, Fiona started her career at a local newspaper. She then continued pursuing journalism in Mexico, working for the daily English language newspaper for Mexico City, The News, part of the Novedades group of Spanish language newspapers, covering news and features. On her return to London, Fiona worked as a publisher and Read more [...]

  • Helen Stancey

    Helen Stancey was born and brought up in Yorkshire. After attending University College London with a degree in English, she decided to remain in the capital, where she is still currently living.  She was briefly involved in the fringe theatre, before qualifying in psychology and teaching in various colleges. Helen Stancey is married with three children. During the earlier years of her writing career she produced mostly poetry as well as some short dramatic pieces Read more [...]

  • Karen B. Golightly

    Karen B. Golightly is the author of Fairlight Books’ novella There Are Things I Know, published July 2018. Karen is an Associate Professor of English and is an advocate for autism. She has a PhD in English from the Southern Illinois University. Karen’s poems, stories, creative non-fiction pieces, photography and academic articles have been published in various anthologies, journals and magazines, including Mt. Tamalpais Press’ Love in the Face of Everything anthology, Number magazine, and Memphis magazine. She’s a finalist of Read more [...]

  • Sara Marchant

    Based in the High Desert of California, Sara Marchant is the author of Fairlight Books’ novella The Driveway Has Two Sides. Sara has a MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California. She teaches at Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California and coaches aspiring authors at Pen & Paper writing workshops. Sara is the Founding Editor of Writers Resist – a network of writers who are ‘driven to defend the ideals of Read more [...]