Maria Donovan

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Maria Donovan is a native of Dorset. She has lived in Holland, where she trained as a nurse, travelled widely in Europe as a performer with fire and music, and felt at home in Cymru (Wales), where she studied English and became a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan.

Publications include Tea for Mr Dead , flash fiction (Leaf, 2006) and Pumping Up Napoleon, short stories (Seren, 2007)

Her debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder (Seren, 2017), was a finalist for the Dundee International Book Prize.  

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