About Anstey

HMAMost of the Writing Matters teaching is delivered by Anstey Spraggan. Anstey is a dedicated and experienced educator who has written for several national newspapers and magazines and has an established history of novel and short story publishing. Anstey is half of Ruth Ahmed, the pseudonym under which she co-wrote When Ali Met Honour, published by Dahlia in 2015. You can read reviews of the novel here: http://amzn.to/2b6GmOw

Anstey’s first degree was in Business and Marketing at TVU, followed by a PGCE at Christ Church. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Specific Learning Disability from the Dyslexia Institute, and a Masters in Creative Writing from the Manchester Writing School at MMU.

Anstey’s short stories have been widely published in anthologies and online and she was the winner of the H G Wells short story prize in 2015. She was recently short-listed in the National Gallery short story competition and chosen by The Word Factory to read her short story A Hairy Tale alongside A L Kennedy at their June literary salon. She is a three-time winner of the Faber Academy’s #quickfic competition: http://bit.ly/2bpVybI

Anstey lives in Deal, Kent.