Laura Wilkinson

Associate Tutor for MA Creative Writing and Publishing

Laura has published six novels for adults (two under a pseudonym) and numerous short stories. Her contemporary fiction is published by Headline Accent. These novels are Crossing the Line, Skin Deep, Redemption Song and The Family Line. Crossing the Line was a Welsh Books Council book of the month and her latest, Skin Deep, has been widely praised, including a longlisting for Not the Booker Prize. Over the past nine years, she has also worked as an editor and mentor, coaching writers to competition shortlistings and publication. Laura loves to help writers find their voice and create compelling fiction.

Novels:

Crossing the Line, 2019, Headline Accent
Skin Deep, 2017, Accent Press
Redemption Song, 2016, Accent
Public Battles, Private Wars, 2014
Accent (republished as Crossing the Line)
The Family Line/BloodMining, 2011, Bridge House Publishing

Stories published in (amongst others):

  • A Flock of Shadows, Parthian, 2014
  • Rattle Tales, Brighton Prize, 2015
  • My Baby Shot Me Down, Blinding Books, 2014
  • NFFD Anthology Jawbreakers, May 2012
  • Voices of Angels Anthology, BHP 2011
  • Ether Books
  • Scribble magazine
  • Telling Tales magazine
  • First Edition magazine

Competitions (shortlisted):

  • Brighton Short Story Prize 2014
  • Cinnamon Press Debut Novel Competition 2010 Virginia Prize 2010
  • New Writer Finalist 2010
  • Brit Writers (Unpublished) Finalist 2010

Endorsements: 

  • Skin Deep
    "A superb read." - Northern Soul
    "Skin Deep is often troubling, sometimes uncomfortable, but completely and utterly compelling. The characterisation is incredible and engaging, and love them, or hate them, they really will get under your skin. Captivating and beautifully written." - Random Things Through My Letterbox
     
  • Crossing the Line
    "The Full Monty for women" - BBC Presenter Jeni Barnett
    "This is a compelling story that raises important issues and will linger in the mind long after the last page has been turned." - Joanna Caney, New Books Magazine

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