about me

I’m a writer based in Norwich with a lifelong affinity with words and storytelling.

picture of Ashley Stokes


I seem to have been entranced by words and stories for as long as I can remember. My interests range from interwar European history and fiction; English weird and eerie fiction; the world of the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons; the short story; modern and renaissance art; contemporary photography and all kinds of films.

When I’m not reading or writing, I like cooking, cycling, travelling in Europe and looking after renegade cats and lost hedgehogs.

Qualifications and experience

  • BA (Hons) Modern History from St. Anne’s College, Oxford
  • MA in Creative Writing (Prose) from the University of East Anglia
  • Author of one novel, one collection and many published short stories
  • Taught creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich University of the Arts and the Open University
  • Founded the Unthank School of Writing
  • Regional Ambassador, East of England, reader and mentor for The Literary Consultancy
  • Publisher at Unthank Books and editor of Unthology
  • Copywriter for Robot Mascot

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