Andrew Oldham

Biography

Andrew Oldham is an international award winning writer and poet. His poetry has been heard on BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please and has been read in Ambit, The London Magazine, North American Review and Poetry Salzburg. His first collection Ghosts of a Low Moon (Lapwing, Belfast 2010) was published to critical acclaim (One of the brightest and most memorable British poetic voices of today. - Vince Gotera, Editor, North American Review). His fourth chapbook, The Anchor will be published in 2014.

He narrated the poetic film Chalk Trace (Blanche Pictures/Channel 4). His short fiction has appeared in Unthology 5, Transmission, The Times Magazine and Next Stop Hope. Andrew was the runner up in the Dead Ink Flash Fiction Competition 2012 and is a past Jerwood-Arvon nominee for fiction. He is the owner of the e-Book publisher, Goggle, www.gogglepublishing.co.uk. He teaches Creative Writing in Higher Education. He is a lifestyle journalist for The Guardian blog, Sainsbury's Magazine and Life on Pig Row and delivers workshops at festivals and venues across the UK.

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Genre

Poetry, Scriptwriting, Journalism And Fiction

Publications & Performance History

Under the Surface: Mining Poems (Five Leaves Press, 2014) The Anchor (Glasshead Press 2014) The Lesser God in Unthology 5 (Unthank Books 2014). Versions of the North: Contemporary Yorkshire Poetry (Five Leaves Press, 2013) Sculpted: Poetry of the North West (NW Poets 2013) Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon Press 2012) Ghosts of a Low Moon (Lapwing, Belfast 2010). Amsterdam in The Sunday Times online magazine (UK, 2010). Song of the Whale Boy in Gargoyle (USA, 2009). Ray Bradbury: The Martian Storyteller in The Short Story ed. Ailsa Cox (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) Therapy of Saints in Transmission (UK, 2006). Quickshift Online Fiction Project (funded by trAce, 2002) Spanking the Monkey in Next Stop Hope (Route Books, UK, 2002). Neuter (1998)

Workshop & Reading Experience

See references below

Group size preference

30 max

Group age preference

No preference

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

Throughout the NW
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