Sarah Salway

Short-story writer, Non-fiction writer, Novelist


Sarah Salway is a novelist, poet and journalist. She’s the author of three novels – Something Beginning With, Tell Me Everything and Getting the Picture – as well as two collections of short stories and two poetry collections. Her latest book, Learning Springsteen on my Language App, was the joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize.

A former Canterbury Laureate and Hawthornden Fellow, she has twice been the recipient of an international residential writing fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Neil Gaiman has called her ‘an astonishingly smart writer,’ and her writing has been published in a wide range of publications including Psychologies magazine, the Scotsman, the Financial Times, Poetry London, the Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping and commissioned for BBC Radio 4.

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 runs regular workshops on writing and wellbeing for community-based groups including bereaved parents and young carers, and has recently trained as a funeral and family celebrant. Sarah is a member of Poets for the Planet, and on the committee for the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society.

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Sarah Salway

Short-story writer, Non-fiction writer, Novelist


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  • University of Kent at Canterbury, 2016–2017
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, 2009–2012