Abi Curtis

Agent: Donald Winchester

Abi Curtis is Professor of Creative Writing at York St John University. She is the author of two poetry collections, Unexpected Weather and The Glass Delusion (both published by Salt) and for her poetry she has received both an Eric Gregory Award and Somerset Maugham Award. The latter award enabled a trip to Istanbul which featured in her debut novel, WATER & GLASS, a speculative climate change story, and was published by indie press Cloud Lodge Books in 2017. She was highly commended in both the Bridport, Alpine Fellowship and Fish Prizes in 2022 for three of her short stories, the latter prize judged by Sarah Hall. Abi has written critical pieces on the subjects of: representations of maternity in speculative fiction; teaching creative writing; the uncanny and mushrooms in literature, and on the giant squid. She has also been involved in multi-media creative projects on bees.