Poet and author of literary memoir Springfield Road (Unbound) and poetry books Fishing In The Aftermath Poems 1994-2014 (Burning Eye) and Under The Pier (Nasty Little Press) Salena Godden was shortlisted for the 2017 Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry for her spoken word album LIVEwire, released with independent spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs. She was also shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Performer and is a contributor to shortlisted best anthology An Unreliable Guide to London (Influx Press) in the 2017 Saboteur awards. Her short-fiction Blue Cornflowers was shortlisted for the 4th Estate and Guardian short story prize and was published in April 2017 in the Bare Lit Anthology (Brain Mill Press). Her essay ‘Shade’ was published in The Good Immigrant (Unbound), which featured as a Radio 4 Book of the Week and won the Readers’ Choice Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted in the non-fiction category of the British Book Awards. Work-in-progress includes Mrs Death Misses Death, which was showcased at the Last Word Festival earlier this year.
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