Lisa Blower (@lisablowerwrite) has not always been a writer. She worked in commercial radio as a Marketing and Events manager from 1996-2006, launching three new regional radio licences and winning 2 Sony Awards and a National Cream Award for Marketing Excellence (2000). She then won The Guardian’s National Short Story Competition in 2009 with ‘Broken Crockery’, and then found herself on the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award with ‘Barmouth‘ in 2013.Her academic interests are the short story, creative non-fiction and working-class fictions. She hosts the first working-class fictions creative writing module at a UK university, and regularly contributes to panels, events and articles championing regional and working-class voices in literature.
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