Sue Wilsea was born in Portsmouth in 1952, and now lives in East Yorkshire. During the last thirty years she has taught English in schools, colleges, libraries, community centres, prisons, and at present, on the part-time Creative Writing degree at the University of Hull.
Her writing has been widely published, broadcast and performed, and her accolades include being one of nine writers labelled ‘New and Gifted’ by the Jerwood/Arvon Foundation in 2010. She has won a BBC radio competition for multi-episode short stories, and been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.
Her first collection of short stories, Blood Sisters, was published by Stone Creek Press in 1993, but is now out of print. July 2012 saw the Valley Press publication of her long-awaited second collection, Staying Afloat, which contained many new stories along with a few classics back in print, subtly updated since their earlier incarnation – for example in the final piece, ladies who talked about "double glazing and microwaves" now discuss "solar panels and organic veg boxes".
A new collection, Raw Material, is due in November 2016.
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