Vanessa Savage

vanessaRepresented by Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens

Debut psychological thriller out January 2019, published by Sphere in the UK, Grand Central in the US

Winner Myriad Editions First Drafts Competition 2016

Winner Flash500 Novel Comp 2014

Shortlisted Caledonia Novel Award, Harry Bowling Prize & Yeovil Novel Prize

Longlisted Mslexia Novel Prize, Bath Novel Award

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empAn Earthless Melting Pot

Twenty-five prize-winning short stories from the Words with Jam 2012 BIGGER Short Story Competition. Judged by writing tutor and author Zoë Fairbairns, best-selling novelist and television producer Jane Fallon and music journalist and novelist Benjamin Myers, this collection represents a cross section of up-and-coming talent whose writing will leave you wanting more. Meet the man who is trying to breed a black tiger – at the expense of his family; share the sorrow of a young Indian boy in a New York sweatshop; the worry of a dim young shopgirl who suspects her boyfriend’s father is having an affair; and the hopes of the emotionally damaged staff working in a laboratory that’s trying to clone beefsteaks. Gems like these are interspersed with lyrical pieces of flash fiction that make full use of every word – because in the end, that’s what defines a short story – a tale that’s told as succinctly, effectively and precisely as words will allow.