Sarah Salway is a novelist, short-story writer and journalist. In 2012 she was Canterbury laureate and she was awarded a Hawthornden fellowship for 2014; she has twice been the recipient of international residential writing fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
She has written three novels — Something Beginning With (2004), Tell Me Everything (2007) and Getting the Picture (2010) — as well as a collection of short stories Leading the Dance (2007) and a poetry collection You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book (2012). Her creative writing has been published in a wide variety of publications including the Financial Times, Pen International, the Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping, the Poetry of Sex anthology, as well as broadcast on radio.
She trained as a journalist at the London College of Fashion and holds an MA in writing (with distinction) from the University of Glamorgan. She teaches regularly for the Arvon Foundation, the LSE and the University of Kent, as well as running regular writing courses both privately and for community-based groups.