Sarah Salway is a novelist, poet and journalist.


She teaches creative writing regularly across Britain, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a previous Canterbury Laureate and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work has appeared in publications including the Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Financial Times, Psychologies magazine, PEN International, The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping, Poetry London, The Poetry of Sex, and has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4.

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But mostly she writes. Or tries to write. Neil Gaiman has called her ‘an astonishingly smart writer’, and she was recently described by the Independent on Sunday as an’endlessly creative spirit’. Here’s the proof…

postcards from the hedge

Her latest book is Digging Up Paradise: Potatoes, Primroses and People in the Garden of England.. It is an informal and writerly tour of gardens in the South East of England, with stories of mermaids’ shell palaces, big game hunters, and Charles Darwin’s thinking path. ‘How lucky we gardeners are to have her in our midst. This could not be a lovelier books.’ Lia Leendertz.


If you would like to hear Sarah talk in the first person, visit her blog, or follow her on twitter at @sarahsalway. If you would like to get more information about her creative writing classes, email on sarahsalway@gmail.com. And if you would like to buy her books THANK YOU!


(The story doll above is part of a commissioned arts project for Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery)

4 Responses to Welcome!

  1. lionel gunaratne says:

    I love to read your books and writings

  2. John Parker says:

    Dear Sarah
    We are having a book signing day in Canterbury on December 12th
    and wondered if you would like to join us with your gardens book, and other titles. The event will take place near Canterbury Cathedral
    Regards John
    Facebook Writers and Artists Club
    Twitter: @WritersAnd
    Tel 01227 721071

  3. Ian Sanders says:

    Dear Sarah. Very briefly is “Looking for Angles” published? I heard it on the radio and was captivated. Thank you Ian Sanders.

  4. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much, Ian. It isn’t published – yet! – but I really appreciate you listening, Sarah

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