About Anna


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. Her books, for Patrician Press, are Killing Hapless Ally,

a semi-autobiographical novel about mental illness (2016) and novella, The Life of Almost (just published on 31/08). For the same press she has co-edited the anthology My Europe (2018) and is editing Tempest,


an anthology of writings about dystopias (2019). Anna’s novel Saving Lucia, about Violet Gibson, the Irish aristocrat who shot Mussolini, and Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, will be published by Bluemoose in 2020. She has just submitted her fourth novel, and this is doing the rounds in full with various agents and independent presses. It’s called The Revelations of Celia Masters. News on this VERY SOON.

Anna contributes to, among other publications, New Welsh Review and New Welsh Reader, Litro, Review31, Visual Verse, the blog of The literary Consultancy, Losslit, Writers and Artists, Contemporary Small Press and both print and online editions of The Shadow Booth.

Her poetry is published by Patrician and Emma presses. Anna is a lover and champion of the independent presses and journals of the British Isles!



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