About Marion - a writing biography
In 1998 Teesside small press Mudfog published my first collection of short stories, entitled Three Little Deaths. A year later I was invited to submit a story to a small press in Newcastle, Diamond Twig run by Julia Darling and Ellen Phethean, and that story, On The Stairs was published in their first collection of prose - Three New Stories - in 1999. I’ve also been asked to submit work to various writing projects initiated by bodies such as Cleveland Arts and the Durham Literature Festival and have been published in anthologies they’ve produced. In March 2005 my short story The Burial Party was published in the literary magazine Sand, and in December 2006 Litro also published a story.
I am often asked to read my work in venues throughout the North East, including the first York Literary Festival in 2007. I teach on the creative writing courses run by the Open College of the Arts and I’ve been a member of Mudfog’s board since 2004.
In 2001 I was accepted on to the MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University, a two-year, part time course that covered both poetry and prose, and in 2003 I graduated with a distinction and won the Blackwell Prize for Best Performance. During the MA I wrote a series of poems about my father and childhood and Mudfog published these in 2003 in a pamphlet titled Service.
In 2005 Accent Press published my first novel The Boy I Love. Its sequel Paper Moon was published in 2006 and my third, Say You Love Me, in 2007. My fourth novel, The Good Father, is scheduled for publication in October 2007, with a launch party planned in Newcastle’s Grey Street Waterstones on 24th October. I am currently working on my fifth novel.
I regularly visit libraries and bookshops to speak to reading groups and often give talks about my books and writing to various groups such as the WI and the University of the Third Age.
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PUBLISHED WORKS by Marion Husband
The Good Father (Accent Press, 2007)
Say You Love Me (Accent Press, 2007)
Paper Moon (Accent Press, 2006)
The Boy I Love (Accent Press, 2005)
Service - a pamphlet of poems (Mudfog)
ISBN 1 8995054
The Burial Party (Sand Magazine 2005)
Ek Zuban (The Word): A collection of Urdu, Hindi and English Writing
ISBN 1 899 503 44 7)
A Day in Seaton Carew (Cleveland Arts, 2000)
On The Stairs (Diamond Twig Press)
Anna (Durham Literature Festival website)
Three Little Deaths (Mudfog)