Location: Guildford

Ruth Brandt

Ruth Brandt enjoys exploring settings in her short stories, what they suggest to her about the inhabitants and the divisions they create – political, familial and the resulting intrapersonal conflicts.Ruth has an MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University where she won the MFA Creative Writing Prize 2016. She has been published by Aesthetica, Litro, Neon Magazine, Bridport Prize Anthology and many more, and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Write Well Award in 2016, and Best Small Fictions 2019. She teaches creative writing, including at West Dean College, and was formerly Writer in Residence at the Surrey Wildlife Trust and the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey.She lives in Surrey with her hugely supportive husband and has two delightful sons.