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Wendy Brandmark is a novelist and short story writer. Her collection of short stories,
He Runs the Moon: Tales from the Cities was published by Holland Park Press in 2016 and has been long listed for the 2017 Edgehill Short Story Prize. She won first prize in the short story category of the Bridport Prize in 2016. Her short stories have appeared widely in anthologies and journals, including North American Review, Riptide Journal, The Massachusetts Review, Stand Magazine and The Warwick Review.
She has been a recipient of an Arts Council award towards the writing of short fiction. Her last novel, The Stray American, (Holland Park Press, 2014), about an American lawyer adrift in London, was shortlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015.
Her first novel, The Angry Gods, (Dewi Lewis Publishing), explored racism and difference in New York City in the 1950s and 1970s. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and had residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. Her fiction reviews have appeared in a range of magazines and newspapers, including The Times Literary Supplement, The Literary Review and The Independent. She is a tutor on the Oxford University MSt in Creative Writing. She grew up in New York City but now lives in London. She is currently working on both short stories and a new novel.