Ian is a writer, born in Blackpool, living in Blackburn, and making a living teaching Maths. For now. He was the winner of the inaugural Hannah’s Bookshelf 3 Minute Scares competition, and has also won competitions on the Hour of Writes website, been runner up on Lessthan100words.com and been a shortlisted entry on ‘MASH Stories’. One of his short stories, ‘Rats’ has been animated (by fellow MMU MA student James Condon) and shown at film festivals and at HOME in Manchester. Ian studied Philosophy in Manchester, and recently returned to the city to pursue an MA in Creative Writing. ‘Rats’ was part of the portfolio of work that secured his position on this course, later leading to his meeting with James Condon and becoming involved in this project.
Ian enjoys writing flash fiction, and is currently working on a debut novel inspired by the word game Scrabble™, his own love of words and an irresistible draw towards paranomasia.
I’ll be chatting to Ian about flash fiction, spooky stories and creative writing in general. And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections for the first Apocalypse Books of the year.
Tune in on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area), or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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