Books by Dianne Bown-Wilson

 Books by Members: Dianne Bown-Wilson

Dianne specialises in short stories. If you want to study the sort of stories that win competitions then you can't go wrong by checking out these.

"All of the thirty-two short stories in this new collection have won awards or been short- or long-listed in creative writing competitions.

Their subject matter is eclectic and their themes wide-ranging generating a brilliant treasure chest of scenarios: a young woman falls in love with a stuffed polar bear, an old man faces losing his lifelong companion, a decades old unsolved crime rears up, a boy suddenly finds out he can walk on water …

With a cast of colourful characters that encompasses the tentative young and the resilient old, those who are seeking love and those who have lost it, these are tales of resilience, joy, hope and sorrow - and plenty more."

"A young man is seduced by a knitting sorceress. A couple weekending in Copenhagen bond through an unexpected donation of wedding cake. An old ex-mercenary, cut off by floodwaters, finds himself transformed into James Bond. Two worlds collide in an out-of-town retail park as a middle-aged woman helps two asylum seekers in their quest for a better life…

In this new collection of thirty-three contemporary short stories, readers are invited to dip into different worlds, walking hand-in-hand with an eclectic and colourful range of characters as they deal with love, hope, joy, disappointment, and loss. All the featured stories have either won prizes or been short- or long-listed in international creative writing competitions."

Praise from judges:

‘Moving and Inspirational’ - Writers Forum: (That) Hollow Place

‘Wonderfully imaginative’ - Yeovil Literary Prize: Seesaw of Isolation

‘Someone with a magical way with writing’ - Writing Magazine: Stitched Up

‘Beautifully paced’ - Dahlia Press: Nighthawks