Anstey Harris is the pen name of Anstey Spraggan (also, in her spare time, the mother of the singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan ).
In 2015, she won the HG Wells Short Story Prize for her short story, Ruby.
Her debut novel, The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton was published in nine languages in 2018. In 2019 it was chosen as a Richard and Judy Summer Read. Richard and Judy also included the book in their list of the 17 best novels of the last decade.
Harris’ follow up novel, Where We Belong, was shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Fiction of the Year Award 2021.
Anstey teaches creative writing via Zoom groups to students in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, and Australia (at current count). She lives in south-west Scotland where she also hosts occasional writing retreats from her home.
Anstey writes about the things that make us tick, that make us human. She likes to write issue-driven fiction that disguises its message behind engaging characters and an emotionally charged storyline. Most of all, she hopes you enjoy it.
You can learn a little more about her, on her Amazon Author page.
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