Ashley Stokes was educated at St Annes’ College, Oxford and the University of East Anglia (where he took an MA in Creative Writing). He is Head of School of the Unthank School of Writing and teaches creative writing for the OU. His stories have appeared in The Warwick Review, Staple, London Magazine, Fleeting Magazine and Fwriction Review among others. He also contributed a chapter to The Creative Writing Coursebook (MacMillan, 2001). He won a 2002 Bridport Short Story Award for The Suspicion of Bones. His first novel, Touching the Starfish was published in 2010 by Unthank Books. His 2013 short story collection, The Syllabus of Errors was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Fiction Award. He is also co-editor of the short fiction series Unthology.
For TLC Ashley reads literary and commercial fiction, genre fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror) and non-fiction (memoir/autobiography)