South West Writers

Rachel Bentham

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About the Author

Lives in Bristol and teaches at Bath Spa and Bristol Universities. Royal Literary Fellow at Bath University.

Rachel writes radio drama and short stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and also poetry and novels. She is widely published, and has edited and published poetry collections under the Rive Gauche imprint. At a recent talk at Oxford University, student feedback declared her ‘the most inspiring woman I’ve ever met’.



Recent Publications

On the Rob , BBC Plays
Hanging Around , BBC Plays
Dolly Shepherd: Parachute Queen , BBC Plays
Cast in Stone , BBC Plays

Awards and Residencies

Won International US Open poetry prize, and Picture This film script prize.
Poet in residence for Women funded by Bristol City Council.

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