Odd Voice Out
It's Release Day eve! Time to meet the rest of our Odd Voices finalists. Stay tuned for more from our anthology authors as over the next few months we'll be releasing exclusive interviews giving them each the chance to discuss their own personal stories and writing processes. Until then, here they are in their own words!
'Breathe' author Eddie House (WINNING entry)
Eddie House is a 23 year old genderqueer manic pixie daydream. They enjoy writing, roller skating, and complaining about writing. You can find more of their work at http://eddielhouse.tumblr.com, or in Anatolios Magazine.
'Love Makes Everyone (Into Poets)' author Oceania Chee (Finalist)
Oceania Chee is worried about how she, a high school student with zero authorial credentials (as of right now, that is), looks next to the other authors in this anthology. Born in Japan to Malaysian parents, Oceania currently lives in Shanghai. When she isn’t writing, she can be found crying at Chinese films from the 90s, reading Manufacturing Consent for the nth time, or hiking to escape metropolitan life.
'Piano Wire' author Rowan James Curtis (Finalist)
Rowan James Curtis spends his nine-to-five studying the Moon as a planetary physicist at Trinity College, University of Oxford. Aside from physics, he is a poet, an author of realistic fiction short stories and novels, a multi-instrumentalist and a big band vocalist. He engages in public speaking for causes he cares about, and he delivered a TEDx talk titled “Why we need Classical music” in March 2017. He is a devoted collector of first editions of good books, and he is currently half-way through writing his second novel – Further Down the Vine - based in Southampton, UK, about loss, addiction and social immobility. He is a tea lover, a dog lover and a lifelong supporter of Saints FC.
Check him out at: rowanjamescurtis.com
'Oblivisci' author A.Rose (Finalist)
A. Rose is a Creative Writing Graduate from UEA. Her work focuses on reframing disability, as well as the psychology of memories. She recently won first place in the Science me a Story 2019 competition, with her piece ‘The Nodes of Ranvier’. She is fascinated by myths and legends and loves writing about nature. She travels the world in a self-converted van with her fiancé and their Bedlington Whippet.
Check her out at: www.write-a-rose.com
'Shoplifting' author Frances Copeland (Finalist)
Frances Copeland was inspired to write by the works she studied during her MA in English Literature, and she is particularly interested in creating characters who have been previously missed, or marginalized. Frances lives in Glasgow and likes loud punk rock. Her family wear earplugs.