Our authors


Dunlin Press has been very lucky to work with some incredible writers on both Est, Collected Reports from East Anglia and The Migrant Waders.

You can buy Est here.

Here’s our first post telling you a little more about some of our contributors.

Wendy Mulford grew up in Wales, has has lived in London, Cambridge and Suffolk and has taught in Cambridge and London (latterly at Anglia Ruskin and Cambridge universities) for 30 years. She founded the influential poetry press Street Editions in 1971. And Suddenly, Supposing: Selected Poems was published by Etruscan Press in 2002 and The Land Between was published by Reality Street in 2009. Recent work has appeared in By the North Sea: An Anthology of Suffolk Poetry, edited by Aidan Semmens (Shearsman, 2013) and she has also contributed to In Her Own Words: Women Talking Poetry and Wales,  edited by Alice Entwistle (Seren  2014).

Martin Newell is a musician and writer. He makes records and writes books. He has written for the Independent titles, the Guardian, Mojo, Record Collector, Viz comic and other titles. He is currently the Saturday columnist for the East Anglian Daily Times and resident poet for the Sunday Express. He lives in Essex where he divides his time.

Chris Petit is a novelist and filmmaker. During the 1970s he was film editor for Time Out and wrote for the Melody Maker. His 1979 road movie Radio On is considered a cult classic. Novels include Robinson (1993), The Hard Shoulder (2001) and The Passenger (2006).

Philip Crummy  was born in Edinburgh. He is a member of the Institute for Archaeologists and the director and chief archaeologist of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, a registered charity founded in 1963 to research into and promote the archaeology of Colchester. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex in 2008.

Melinda Appleby is an East Anglian writer exploring connections between the nature and culture of land and has been published in Est, Collected Reports from East Anglia and Words and Women Two. She has won Country Living’s Best Writer Award, has a Creative Writing diploma from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Wild Writing from the University of Essex. When not penning her own work, she runs Sandlines with Lois Williams, providing bespoke landscape writing workshops. She can be found at melindaappleby.co.uk.

Edmund Blakeney is a writer and graduate of English Literature from the University of Essex. He has lived most of his life in Norfolk and is fascinated by the obscure and marginal literary heritage of East Anglia and by the ‘hidden treasures’ of English folklore.

We’ll be rounding up a few more in the coming days. And adding a few more to the list later in 2017.

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