South West Writers

Cathy Galvin

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About the Author

Cathy Galvin lives in Altarnun in north Cornwall and London. She has been an editor and feature writer for national newspapers for thirty years, most recently as associate editor of Newsweek Europe. At the Sunday Times, she co-founded the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and her interviews and features have been published in the Sunday Times, Financial Times, Irish Times and other journals. She is a director of The Tablet and of the Word Factory, the UK’s leading promoter of short fiction ( She has judged numerous awards including the Frank O’Connor International short story award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, her poetry has appeared in the London Magazine, Morning Star, Letters To an Unknown Soldier (William Collins), anthologies and her pamphlet of sonnets, Black and Blue, (Melos Press) was published in 2014. She was recently selected as one of twelve poets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Warwick and highly commended by Blake Morrison in the Ilkley Festival poetry prize. She has been awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship, 2016.

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Recent Publications

Black and Bley , The Melos Press , 2014

Awards and Residencies

Hawthornden Fellowship , 2016

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