Introducing: Abi Hynes


Abi Hynes is one of Fairlight Books’ most eloquent short story authors. Her two fantastic stories – Ready or Not and The Ghosts from Kathmandu are available on our website.

Based in Manchester, she is a drama and fiction writer whose writing have been published in a variety of places online and in print, including Litro, Syntax & Salt magazine and Flash Fiction Magazine. Abi was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Bath Novella-in-Flash award. The shortlisted collection of short stories was her first attempt in teaching herself how to write a novel. Abi’s plays have been performed across the UK.

‘I’ve been writing stories and poetry for as long as I can remember, and books and theatre were a wonderful inheritance from both of my parents,’ says Abi. ‘I went off on a theatre tangent for quite a long time while I was at university, and I still feel like writing plays is my first discipline, so to speak. But I returned to fiction writing in my early 20s, and it was like rediscovering a first love, and a version of myself that I’d packed away in a box for a while.’

To find out more about Abi and her work visit