Salena Godden

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 this year’s Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry with her spoken word album LIVEwire released with independent spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs. She has been shortlisted for ‘Best Spoken Word Performer’ in the Saboteur Awards 2017. The short fiction published in this anthology, Blue Cornflowers, was shortlisted for the 4th Estate and Guardian short story prize in 2016. Her essay Shade was published in The Good Immigrant, which was championed by JK Rowling and crowd funded and published with Unbound. It featured as a Radio 4 book of the week and won the Readers Choice Book of the Year Award. Most recently The Good Immigrant has been shortlisted in the nonfiction category of The British Book Awards.

Books by Salena Godden

Bare Lit

A fiction and poetry anthology in support of the Bare Lit Festival, showcasing award-winning British authors of colour
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