The Writers of Wales Database
Shelagh has worked in many jobs, including market-stall seller in Cambridge and in community education. She currently lives in Cardiff with her partner and children. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Shelagh won a 2008 Cinnamon Press Writing Award for her short story ‘Mint Sauce’ and has recently published her first novel with them, entitled Up Close. She is a Member of Academi.
With respect to Up Close (Cinnamon, 2009)
"…The spirit of the book is a resilient dark comedy rather than tragedy - and when from time to time real things get said, and get heard, the effect is convincing and moving. The writing is careful, alert and subtle…Ambitious and sophisticated…"
Up Close (Cinnamon, 2009)
Power (contributor) (Honno, 1998)
Mint Sauce & Other Stories & Poems (contributor) (Cinnamon, 2008)