South West Writers

Amanda Saint

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About the Author

Amanda Saint is a novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize, selected as a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and featured in the WHSmith Fresh Talent programme. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and literary magazines and appeared on the Fish Flash Fiction and Ink Tears Short Story Competition longlists.

When she’s not writing fiction, Amanda works as a freelance journalist writing features for international magazines about environmental sustainability and renewable energy innovations. She also runs her own creative writing business, Retreat West, through which she runs writing retreats, courses and competitions. Amanda is originally from Reading but after roaming the world for many years now lives in North Devon with her husband.

Recent Publications

As If I Were A River , Urbane Publications , 2016

Awards and Residencies

Netgally Top 10 , 2016 , Book of The Month (May)
Not The Booker , 2016 , Longlisted

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