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Anna Freeman

Anna Freeman is a novelist, a multiple poetry slam champion, a creative writing lecturer at Bath Spa University and a producer for Bristol Old Vic. Her work is funny, slightly twisted and explores personal and social neuroses. It’s about the messy, ridiculous, glorious state of being human and the need to laugh at ourselves, often.

Anna’s first novel, The Fair Fight, is a pulsating historical adventure set within the world of female prize-fighters and their patrons in 18th century Bristol. The Fair Fight won The Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize 2013, is published by W&N in the UK and by Riverhead in the USA, and has been optioned for TV drama by the BBC. Her second novel is due out in early 2018.

Her first poetry collection, Gingering the World from the Inside, is published by Burning Eye Books.

‘Cracking… packs a punch’Sunday Express
‘A hearty recommendation for Anna Freeman’
Guardian Books
‘Wonderfully imagined… a brilliant debut’ –
The Times