Anita Goveas is British-Asian, and based in London. She trained as a speech and language therapist before switching careers in 2015 and having the time to write. She was first published in the 2016 London Short story prize, was a Word Factory flash of the month winner in 2017, a 2018 Creative Futures Literary Award winner (Bronze), is one of the London Library’s 2019 Emerging Writers and won the Salisbury Literary Festival prize 2019. She’s been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Microfictions and a Pushcart prize, has two stories in Best Microfictions 2019, made the BIFFY 50 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 lists and the 2021 Wigleaf Top 50 list. Her debut flash fiction collection Families and other natural disasters was published by Reflex Press in Sept 2020.
She’s on the editorial team at Flashback Fiction, an editor at Mythic Picnic’s twitter zine, and she’s an editor for the Flash Flood. She is one of the teachers on Dahlia Publishing’s 2021 ‘A Brief Pause‘ writer’s development programme, teaches flash fiction workshops with the fabulous Farhana Khalique and helped judge the 2021 Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize.
She was longlisted for the Morley Prize 2022 and the 4thWrite Prize 2022
She is part of the Koyal Writers group
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