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Researching and Writing

Author - Editor - Tutor


K.M. Elkes is the author of the short fiction collection All That Is Between Us (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2019) which was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award in 2020.


He has been longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and individual short stories have won, or been placed, in international writing competitions including the Manchester Fiction Prize, Royal Society of Literature VS Pritchett Prize, Fish Publishing Prize and the Bridport Prize. 


His short stories and flash fiction have appeared in more than 50 literary anthologies and journals, and have featured on school curricula in the USA, India and Hong Kong.


He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University, where he won the Blackwell’s Prize. 

He is a short story tutor for Comma Press and has run writing workshops at the Working Class Writers Festival, Exeter Literary Festival and the UK Flash Fiction Festival. He has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University and Sheffield Hallam University, where his book is on an MA Creative Writing course module. 

A writer from a rural working class background, his work often reflects themes around transience, isolation and family trauma. He is currently working on a novel.

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