Introducing: Cathryn Haynes


Cathryn Haynes is a poignant story writer and the author of the romantic tale A Tiding of Magpies, available on our website.

Cathryn read English Language and Literature at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, but only started seriously thinking about writing very recently. She is a member of novelist Sara Banerji’s creative writing class and poet Penny Boxall’s poetry-writing group. Cathryn’s writing has won her third prize in Chipping Norton Literary Festival Short Story Competition. She enjoys fairy-tales, myths, legends, and the work of women writers like Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and Angela Carter. She is currently working on writing enough good stories to put together in a collection.

Cathryn was born in Camberley. She currently lives in Oxford with two cats, a minuscule garden, a lifetime’s accumulation of books and music, and a laptop that keeps on crashing.