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Julianne Pachico

Novelist, Short-story writer
University of Suffolk

Julianne Pachico is a novelist and short-story writer. She was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up in Cali, Colombia. In 2012, she returned to England to complete her MA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She also completed a PhD in Creative-Critical Writing from UEA, focussing on representations of violence in fiction by Gabriel García Márquez and Roberto Bolaño. Her linked story collection, The Lucky Ones, was published in 2017 by Faber in the UK, with translations in French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. Her next novel, The Anthill, was published by Faber in May 2021. She had a short story on the longlist for the Sunday Times Short Story award (2015), and is also the only writer to have two stories in the 2015 anthology of the Best British Short Stories. Her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published by the New Yorker, Granta, the White Review, and Lighthouse, among others. Her work has been nominated for prizes such as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award (2017), the East Anglian Book award (2017), and the Centre for Fiction First Novel award (2017). She’s given extensive talks and readings with established creative and cultural partners, like the Hay Festival and the British Council. From 2017–2019 she lectured in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and from 2019–2021 she taught on UEA’s MA in Creative Writing. Her work explores the effects of violence, war, and cultural identity.

Julianne Pachico


University of Suffolk 2021/22
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