About

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Rebecca is a London-based writer. Non-fiction commissions include:

The Economist

1843 (formerly Intelligent Life – The Economist’s ideas, culture and lifestyle magazine)

Frieze

The TLS

Financial Times

New Statesman

The World of Interiors

Royal Academy of Arts Magazine

Royal Society of Literature Review

The Sunday Times

The Observer

New Humanist

Blueprint

Icon

Apollo

Easy Jet Magazine

Artlyst

Architectural Review

Mslexia

Country Life

Walk Magazine

The Jewish Chronicle

The Word Factory

Addiction Today Journal

Interviews

Lionel Shriver

Clare Balding

Grayson Perry

Pussy Riot

David Vann

Robert Macfarlane

Tracy Chevalier

Tessa Hadley

Cerys Matthews

Lucy Worsley

Deborah Levy

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Stuart Maconie

Richard Ayoade

Simon Armitage

John Boyne

Carys Davies

Ralph Rugoff

Michael Morpurgo

Stella Duffy

Amica Dall – Assemble Architects

Tony Juniper

Kate Humble

Dixe Wills

Patrick Barkham

Nicholas Royle

Vanessa Gebbie

Tom Lee

Fiction includes:

Rebecca’s fiction appears in Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2015 anthology.
As winner of the 2014 Word Factory Apprenticeship, Rebecca was mentored by the writer Stella Duffy, and in 2013 was awarded a bursary from The Literary Consultancy, supported by Spread The Word. Rebecca’s work also appeared in the 2013 Bridport Prize Anthology.

Rebecca’s fiction has been shortlisted or placed in competitions including The Manchester Fiction Award, Bridport Flash Fiction Prize, Ambit Fiction Prize, Bridport Short Story Prize, Fish Short Fiction Prize, Bristol Short Story Award, National Flash Fiction Day, Big Issue in the North Award, The Bath Short Story Award, Sean O’Faolin Prize, The Lightship Prize and Ilkley’s Literature Festival Short Fiction Competition.

Fiction

Matter, The Bridport Anthology, Ambit, Litro, The Big Issue in the North anthology, The View From Here, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Pygmy Giant, Stories for Homes anthology for Shelter, Cease, Cows

Extra

Author interviewer for the Word Factory website, Rebecca has been a submissions reader for the literary magazine Ambit, has led Life Writing courses for Haringey Literature Live, children’s creative writing courses in Swiss Cottage, as well as courses on writing about art held at the Royal Academy of Arts.

In a former life, Rebecca was a Play Development Worker in Dalston and a physical needs worker at Laburnum Boat Club. She misses these jobs, but doesn’t miss getting wet.

Rebecca’s MA in Writing (Distinction) at Sheffield Hallam University was awarded the A.M. Heath Agency Award.

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