Paula K. Read is a writer, translator and screenwriter.
My fiction and non-fiction has been published in numerous literary and online journals, and I’ve been the recipient of several national arts grants.
My pieces on feminist and environmental issues offer unique and unusual perspectives on a variety of topics. As panelist at the 2018 Geneva Writers Conference, I discussed writing to make a difference and how writers can become activists on the page. I reflect on the rewards and frustrations of using writing to try to alter awareness, both of oneself and of others.
Strangest thing I’ve ever written: A complete German-English dictionary for film and television. It went into six editions, and I’ll never do it again.
Below is a selection of fiction and non-fiction work.
A story of a woman beset with an inconvenient dilemma.
A story of food, lodging and questionable landladies.
A story of an all-embracing love.
A short story of a long birth, in Rind Literary Magazine.
Thank you, Fish Publishing Young Adult Novel Prize judges, for including me on the 2015 long list!
Thank you, Bristol Short Story Prize judges, for including House of Doors in the 2015 Bristol Short Story Anthology!
In a world of declining biodiversity, dismissing creatures as nuisances is becoming unsustainable
In this modern age of nature disconnect, can a ritual lamenting extinct animals and lost habitats help people cope with environmental devastation?
In Undark Magazine
In Litro Magazine
In Litro Magazine.
I’m very pleased to have received the 1st prize for non-fiction in the 2014 Geneva Writers Group 2014 Literary Prize.