About Gwenda Major

Gwenda Major

Gwenda Major lives in the Lake District. Following a career teaching English to deaf children and working with adult students with disabilities, she now has the luxury of more time to write and to indulge her passions for genealogy, gardening and graveyards.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne and educated at Durham and Manchester Universities, Gwenda began writing short stories when her children were young. Her stories have featured in numerous publications, including New Stories 5, a Hutchinson/PEN anthology edited by Susan Hill, What Big Eyes You’ve Got, an anthology from Overdue Books and Issue 10.2 of Flash: the International Short-Short Story Magazine. Recently her stories have appeared in digital magazines such as The Carrot, published by Eden Arts, Retreat West, Toasted Cheese and Brilliant Flash Fiction. Several of her stories have also been broadcast on local radio.

Gwenda has written four novels and three novellas, all currently unpublished, although three have been either shortlisted or longlisted for national competitions.  ‘Offcomers’ won first prize in the NAWG International Novella Prize in December 2016.

She is a regular subscriber to Mslexia magazine and a longstanding member of a local book group. She also reviews books for newbooks magazine and for the nudge books website.

Contact Gwenda via email at gwendamajor@hotmail.com

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