Vicky Grut’s short fiction has been included in new writing anthologies published by Picador, Granta, Duckworths, Serpents’ Tail and Bloomsbury in the UK and by Harvard Review in the USA. One of her stories was translated into Mandarin for a dual language anthology in China. Her novel Human Geography was shortlisted for the 2017 Caledonia Novel Award. She has worked in community arts, as a freelance book editor, and as a creative writing lecturer for the Open University, London South Bank University and the University of Greenwich. She reads for the manuscript critiquing agency The Literary Consultancy. Her collected stories are published by Holland Park Press (2018) She is currently working on a creative nonfiction book.
Favourite reading includes:
My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh; Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet; No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July; The Iceberg, Marion Coutts; The Mare, Mary Gaitskill; Where I’m Calling From, Raymond Carver; The Windup Bird Chronicles, Haruki Murakami; Shipwrecks, Akira Yoshimura; Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro, On Chapel Sands, Laura Cummings.