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Bobbie Darbyshire

Bobbie Darbyshire

Bobbie’s debut novel Truth Games was published in 2009 followed by Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones in 2010, which was long listed for the 2011 International Rubery Book Award.

Bobbie won the 2008 Fiction Prize at the National Academy of Writing, and her story Something Missing can be found in their anthology Finding a Voice. Her piece Beads on a String won the New Delta Review Creative Nonfiction Prize 2010.

She has worked as barmaid, mushroom picker, film extra, maths coach, cabinet minister’s private secretary, volunteer adult-literacy teacher and care assistant, as well as in social research and policy. She hosts a writers’ group and lives in Clapham, London.

She is delighted to be a member of the RNA.

Find her on Facebook. Follow her @bobbiedar

It's a fact

The first romantic novel – arguably the first modern novel in English – was 'Oroonoko' by Aphra Behn, published in 1688, full of drama, violence and cruelty; it ends tragically.