Katy lives in London, tweets @katydarbywriter and is online at www.katydarby.com.

Katy Darby has been teaching creative writing since 2008, for organizations including City (University of London), The Oxford Tradition, Spread the Word and the South Bank Centre.


Her short stories have been read on BBC Radio 4, published in magazines including Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, and won prizes in several international fiction competitions.


Katy's novel, Victorian mystery The Whores' Asylum is published by Penguin (paperback title: The Unpierced Heart). 


She has a BA in English from Oxford University and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where she received the David Higham Award. 


She has co-edited four anthologies of short stories for Arachne Press, is a former editor of short story magazine Litro, and recently judged the Willesden Herald and Cambridge Short Story Prizes.


Katy co-founded and runs the award-winning live fiction event Liars' League, which has been broadcast on Radio 4 and staged events at the National Gallery and Wilderness Festival.


Former students at City include Luiza Sauma, Peng Shepherd (The Book of M, one of Amazon's Best SF & Fantasy Books of 2018) and Imogen Hermes Gowar, whose debut The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock was shortlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction. 


Katy can help you too to get your story done.

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