Paul Curd

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Born in the London Borough of Lambeth in 1955, I trained to be a writer while working in the civil service and as an administrator in the National Health Service. In those days my published works were both collaborative and anonymous, but when I reached the milestone age of fifty I broke out and had my first short story published. Encouraged by this success I went on to become a regular contributor to the fiction pages of British women’s weeklies and, later, to the Scandinavian market.

My novel, The Belfast Boy, was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger in 2006. More recently, my current ‘work in progress’, Greenlake, was shortlisted for the 2013 Yeovil Prize and my short story 'The Spiral Staircase' was a finalist in the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham Competition (2014).

I have an MA in Prose Fiction from Canterbury Christ Church University and teach creative writing in east Kent.



Give seminars/workshops, Ghostwriter, Give talks and readings in schools, Write for magazines/newspapers, Give talks and readings to adults, Write reviews, Tutoring and interpreting, Gives workshops, Give readings in schools, Produce material for web sites
Poetry, Crime fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Crime fiction, Fiction