Anna Vaught is a novelist, poet, essayist, reviewer, editor, copywriter and proofreader. She is also a secondary English teacher, tutor and mentor to young people, mental health campaigner, volunteer and mum to a large brood. Anna’s third novel Saving Lucia, about Violet Gibson, the Irish aristocrat who shot Mussolini, Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, Blanche, Queen of the Hysterics under Charcot at the Salpetriere and Anna O, patient of Breuer and subject of Freud and Breuer’s Studies on Hysteria, was published by Bluemoose in spring 2020. In September that year, her first anthology of short stories (think gothic, creepy, weird fiction) called Famished was published. Here:
Anna’s second volume of short stories called Ravished will be published by Reflex Press in autumn 2022 and her memoir, These Envoys of Beauty, in the spring of 2023.
A novel of magical realism, The Zebra and Lord Jones, has recently gone on agency submission and Anna is completing a non-fiction work, Alchemy, about gentle productivity and a novella, Her Winter Song. her short fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, features and opinion pieces are published widely online and in print for journals, anthologies and the national press and she is a monthly columnist for The Bookseller.
2022 is the year Anna finishes secondary-level teaching and tuition and moves to creative writing teaching. News on all that very soon! She also hopes to do more talks at universities and expand her mentoring work with under-privileged writers.
Anna is represented by Kate Johnson of Mackenzie Wolf Literary Agents, New York.
Anna’s previous books were originally with the boutique indie Patrician Press: these were Killing Hapless Ally, a semi-autobiographical novel about mental illness (2016) and novella, The Life of Almost (2018). These two books are currently between publishers and, again, exciting news when we can. For the same press she has co-edited the anthology My Europe (2018) and edited and wrote the introductory essay for Tempest, an anthology of writings about dystopias (2019). This was a fundraiser for Amnesty International.
You can read about Anna’s editorial services here: https://wordpress.com/post/annavaughtwrites.com/3181 EDITING SERVICES