Award-winning author Evie Wyld was Booktrust's third online writer in residence.
In 2008 she was chosen as one of Granta's New Voices for 2008. Her debut novel After the Fire, A Still Small Voice was the winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize regional winners (South East Asia and Pacific Best First Book) 2010, and shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2010. In March 2010 she became Booktrust's third online writer in residence.
She studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and Goldsmiths University London, where she concentrated mainly on short stories. Her stories have been published in various magazines and in Goldfish: An Anthology of Writing from Goldsmiths, the National Maritime Museum anthology Sea Stories and in the 3:AM Magazine anthology, London, New York, Paris.
Evie Wyld has lived in South East London for most of her adult life, with frequent trips to Australia, and her family's sugar cane farm in New South Wales. Much of her writing begins with the landscapes of her childhood, remembering being alone and making up stories from there.
She works in a small independent bookshop in Peckham called Review, and lives in Stockwell.
As Booktrust's online writer in residence from mid-March 2010 to September 2010, Evie blogged about her work and writing her second novel. She also blogged about the paperback release of her debut novel and independent bookselling. She provided an exclusive short story and interviewed one of her favourite authors.