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Shelley Weiner
Shelley Weiner
Fellow at Middlesex University, 2004-06

Fellow at University of Westminster, 2006-08

Shelley Weiner was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where she trained and worked as a newspaper reporter. After her move to London in 1977, she was employed as a journalist, PR writer and editor in a publishing house before turning to fiction. Her first novel, A Sisters' Tale, was published in 1991. Three others followed - The Last Honeymoon, The Joker and Arnost. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies including Winter's Tales, The Slow Mirror, Valentine's Day, Mordecai's First Brush With Love, and on BBC Radio 4. Shelley holds an MA in English Literature from King's College London and currently lectures on the creative writing programme at Birkbeck College. She has also taught for the Open University, the Taliesin Trust, the British Council in Israel, and Durham University Summer School. She has chaired the judging panel for the Jewish Quarterly literary prizes, and continues to write reviews and features while working on a new novel .