Joanna Quinn is a fiction writer with a background in journalism. Her debut novel The Whalebone Theatre, a "brilliant, beguiling novel about family and inheritance, courage and loss", will be published by Fig Tree in 2022.
Joanna was chosen as an emerging writer as part of the Arvon/Jerwood mentoring scheme and was one of four writers shortlisted for the national Arts Foundation Fellowship for Short Stories. Her short stories have been published by The White Review, Comma Press, New Welsh Review and The Bridport Prize.
Recent publications include a story shortlisted for The White Review Short Story Prize 2015; a specially commissioned short story for an Essex art project called Flood House, and a story about Greenham Common for an anthology by Comma Press.
She is currently working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She lives in Dorset.
Agent: Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander.