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Nell McGrath

  • Northern Promise Award, 2005
Nell McGrath

Nell McGrath is a GP from Northumberland who graduated from Northumbria University’s creative writing MA in 2003. She has won the Marie Claire/Virago Short Story Competition and the Sense of Mischief Children’s Short Story Competition, was longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize and has had short stories published. She is currently working on her first novel, The Story Library of the Saints, a novel about a young woman who comes to believe that she is a saint after surviving a terrorist bomb blast. The initial work on this novel has been recognised by a Northern Writers’ Award from New Writing North, and the New Writing Partnership, in which she was runner-up in the fiction category.

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