Joanna Pocock graduated with distinction from the Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Mslexia short story competition and the Lightship first novel award. In December 2013 one of her stories, The Road to Napanee, appeared in an anthology of new writing called 'Love on the Road', while another, The Woman in the Cupboard, appeared in January 2014 alongside fellow winners of the Bath Short Story Prize in 'Good Reads', a collection of short fiction published by Hearst Magazines. She was Highly Commended in the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013 for her novel 'The Great Tulsa Coin Toss'. In 2014 this same novel was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and a short story, Dry Cleaning, was awarded third place in the Fiction Matters competition. She has been teaching Creative Writing at Central St Martins for fifteen years, but is currently relocating from East London to Montana in order to write about wilderness.
Some of her writing can be found at: www.joannapocock.blogspot.co.uk
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