South West Writers

About the Author

Maria Donovan writes fiction and non-fiction, including ‘Tea for Mr Dead’ (flash fiction); ‘Pumping Up Napoleon’ (short stories) and her debut novel, ‘The Chicken Soup Murder’. Maria’s flash fiction ‘Chess’ won the Dorset Award in the Bridport Prize. The Chicken Soup Murder was a finalist in the Dundee International Book Prize and was published in September 2017 by Seren.
For nine years a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan, Maria sometimes does one-off workshops, readings and talks and is otherwise writing full time. She has lived in Holland, France and Wales and is now back in West Dorset, where she was born.

Recent Publications

The Chicken Soup Murder , Seren Books , 25 September 2017
Pumping Up Napoleon , Seren Books , February 2007
Tea for Mr Dead , Leaf Books , 2006

Current Events/Projects

Book Launch for The Chicken Soup Murder 21 November 2017 Beach and Barnicott, South Street, Bridport
Taking part in Bookfest 2 December 2017 Bridport Arts Centre
Writing a literary/psychological suspense novel one of two looking at missing people and homelessness Current

Awards and Residencies

Dorset Award in the Bridport Prize , October 2015 , For 'Chess' (flash fiction)
Finalist for the Dundee International Book prize , October 2015 , For 'The Chicken Soup Murder'

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Contact Details

Maria Donovan or Seren Books

Seren Books (publisher)

Maria Donovan 01308 422530 Seren Books 01656 663018

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