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Rebecca Muddiman

  • Time to Write, 2010
  • Northern Writers' Award for Fiction, 2020
Rebecca Muddiman

Rebecca Muddiman is a novelist and scriptwriter, based in Redcar. She won a Time to Write Award in 2010, as well as the Northern Crime Competition in 2012 for her first novel, Stolen, which was published by Moth in 2013. It was followed by three more books in the same series, Gone (2015), Tell Me Lies (2016) and Murder in Slow Motion (2018) and two standalone psychological thrillers, No Place Like Home (2018) and The Art of Murder (2019).

In 2016 she was selected for the London Screenwriters Festival Talent Campus with a screenplay about Heloise and Abelard, which she subsequently adapted into a novel called Devotion. In 2019 she was selected for Live Theatre’s Playwriting course with a play called 99 which was the starting point for her novel-in-progress, Rebel Girl. She has also been published in The Guardian, Simple Things, Vintage Script and the anthologies Home Tomorrow and She’s the One. Before writing full-time, she worked for the NHS for eleven years.

Rebecca Muddiman


“I was over the moon when I won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2010 for my first novel. The award opened so many doors and supported me both career-wise and financially. But the most important thing was the encouragement the award gave me to keep going with my writing and telling me I was on the right track. Now, ten years on, I’m taking my writing in new directions and this support and encouragement from New Writing North and the judges means more than ever.”

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