‘. . . Be secret. Child, be strange, dark, impure and dissonant.’ — David Rudkin, Penda’s Fen

My name is Andrea Eames, and I write books and poetry and try to let the wildly creative part of my mind stay in the driving seat without letting it steer all the sensible parts off a cliff. I have had two novels published so far (The Cry of the Go-Away Bird and The White Shadow, which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas prize) both set in my homeland of Zimbabwe — you can buy them online through the links listed on the Shop page. I also write poetry. My first collection, The Making of Stones, was released in February 2016.

When I’m not writing, I edit other people’s books; I make costumes, face-paint and dress as various characters to appear at events and children’s parties; I make custom dolls and dollhouse miniatures, and renovate old dollhouses; and I work to help other people create gutsy, vulnerable and publishable work through a business I run with poet, Jenna Opperman: INF Press. Occasionally, I am a unicorn.

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