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Anna

Anna has worked with words for 19 years, as a writer, editor, anthologist, lecturer and cultural critic. With a background in publishing, Anna loves bringing out the best in writers, curating collaborations and promoting creative talent.

As an experienced editor who has worked with writers from Brian Cathcart and Joseph Heller to Joan Collins and Lemmy from Motorhead, Anna prides herself in being able to draw out the best in people, whatever their story, and whatever its complexities. She was also a co-investigator on the ‘Museum Lives’ oral history project with the Natural History Museum, and directed a film which was first shown at The National Portrait Gallery.

Having worked as an editor for publishers including Andre Deutsch, Simon & Schuster, Random House and Carlton Books, Anna co-founded the MA in Publishing at Kingston University in 2006. She’s now a part-time Senior Lecturer in Writing at Falmouth University and also trains and mentors people in businesses such as Sames & Littlejohns, Rick Stein’s and Hall for Cornwall.

As Creative and Editorial Director at Stranger, Anna’s job is to manage projects from conception to delivery, and to come up with an endless stream of awesome ideas. Which is good, because that’s what she likes doing best.


What does good training look like?

What does good training look like?

Introducing the Ten Commandments of great training sessions.

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This must be the place – The Rooftop Book Club

This must be the place – The Rooftop Book Club

Special things happen when you take a bookclub to the top floor..

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Writing resolutions for 2016

Writing resolutions for 2016

Our new year writing resolutions: Marginal gains (sometimes) beat impossible dreams.

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Kill your darlings

Why every good writer must also be a great editor.

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Feeding on kindness

Through our small kindnesses we can create great alternatives…

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On curating, Port Eliot and The No. 9 Bus to Utopia.

On curating, Port Eliot and The No. 9 Bus to Utopia.

Curating real world experiences versus search engine suggestions. Which would you rather?

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An eye for design: Fiera hits the shelves

An eye for design: Fiera hits the shelves

Showcasing new talent from the world’s design fairs, Fiera issue 2 turns our heads…

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