With just over a week to go before the next Pure Fiction it’s time to meet L.A. Craig who will be reading alongside Carol Clewlow.
L.A. Craig (Lisa, when she’s not being all writery) is from Sandancer stock. After a detour via London, Milton Keynes and Oxford, she now lives in Whitley Bay. Lisa describes herself as a late starter. She completed a degree in her thirties and plodded through several too-dull-to-mention jobs for another ten years before giving herself permission to write. She has since been published in the National Flash Fiction Day anthologies Jawbreakers and Scraps and in the Words with Jam prize winners’ anthology An Earthless Melting Pot. She received a New Fiction Bursary from the Northern Writers’ Awards in 2014 for her children’s novel, Hosannas and Sleeping Bags, and her short story Flour Baby was selected for broadcast on Radio 4’s Opening Lines programme. Her work also appears online.
Since agreeing to perform at Pure Fiction Lisa’s had the following good news. Her children’s novel Hosannas and Sleeping Bags, has been longlisted for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition 2016. The judges include Anne Fine and the shortlist will be announced next month.
Lisa’s also heard that Flour Baby has recieved an Honourable Mention in US literary mag Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Competition