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Diana Powell was born and brought up in Llanelli, South Wales, and studied English at Aberystwyth University. Her short stories have featured in a number of competitions. She is the winner of this year's ChipLit Festival prize. In 2013, she won the Allen Raine award, and in 2014, the PENfro prize. In 2016, she was long-listed for the Sean O'Faolain, short-listed for the Over the Edge New Writer, and was a runner-up in the Cinnamon Press awards. Last year, she was long-listed for the Leicester Writes and the Yeovil prizes, and earlier this year, short-listed for the H.E. Bates award.
Her work has been published in a variety of journals, such as 'The Lonely Crowd', 'The Blue Nib' and 'Crannog'. It has also appeared in several anthologies, including 'Secondary Character' - a collection by the Welsh Short Story Network; 'Ruins' and 'The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction' - two anthologies by Cinnamon Press; 'Nivalis - 2017' (Fabula Press).
'Esther Bligh' is her first novella, published last June by Holland House Books.
She lives with her husband in beautiful north Pembrokeshire, and when she is not writing, she works in her woodland garden, or walks on the coast. She is currently working on a collection of stories, and a new novel.