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Louise Beech

aka Louise Swanson

Louise Beech has always been haunted by the sea. She regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice and being published in a variety of UK magazines. Louise lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull the UKs 2017 City of Culture and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012. She was also part of the Mums Army on Lizzie and Carls BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show for three years.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
   How to Be Brave (2015)
   Mountain in My Shoe (2016)
   Maria In The Moon (2017)
   The Lion Tamer Who Lost (2018)
   Call Me Star Girl (2019)
   I am Dust (2020)
   This is How We Are Human (2021)
   Nothing Else (2022)
Non fiction show
Louise Beech recommends
Seven Days (2024)
Robert Rutherford
"A tense, snappy, charged thriller, with complex family relationships, a great twist halfway, and brilliant locations."
What We Did In The Storm (2024)
Tina Baker
"Baker is the queen of character and dialogue... sharp, clever and poetic."
From Now Until Forever (2023)
Rowan Coleman
"This beautiful book is about time, magic and love - so make the time because it's magic and you'll love it."

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Anthologies containing stories by Louise Beech
Everyday Kindness (2021)
edited by
LJ Ross

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