Meet Our Academicians: Hannah Walton-Hughes

Every day this week, in advance of opening our submission window for 2021/22 we are profiling our 6 Academicians of 2020/2021. Meet Hannah Walton-Hughes.

I am nineteen, and have lived in York for most of my life. I attended The Mount School for the entirety of my Secondary education. I have loved writing and reading since I was very young; my all-time favourite author is Agatha Christie, and she strongly inspires the crime fiction that I write. During my gap year, I have finished the first draft of my first novel, The Murder Inside Me, experimented with the short story form, and have created self-written fairytale parodies set in the context of the pandemic, which I am delighted to say have been very well received. This September, I am starting the University of Nottingham, where I will study ‘English with Creative Writing’.

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Northern Short Story Academy over the last six months. The feedback that I have received on my writing has been invaluable, and I have loved working with such a wonderfully supportive group. I wish the next year’s cohort the best of luck.

You too can join our Academy. We’re opening our submission window on Monday 23rd August. Read more here.