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Anna Metcalfe


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Innovative projects in prose fiction


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Anna Metcalfe's short stories have been published in Lighthouse JournalTenderThe Best of British Short StoriesThe Dublin Review, The Short Anthology and The Lonely Crowd among other places. In 2014, she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award. Her first book, a collection of short stories, Blind Water Pass, was published by John Murray in May 2016. Her first novel, Chrysalis, is published by Granta in the UK in 2023. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, she taught literature, creative writing and critical theory at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Research interests

I write prose fiction. My debut novel, Chrysalis, is 'a story about solitude and selfhood, and about the blurred line between self-care and narcissism'.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • Chrysalis

    Metcalfe, A., 4 May 2023, Granta Books. 304 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Circles

    Metcalfe, A., 27 Apr 2023, In: Granta. 163

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Start Again

    Metcalfe, A., 20 Oct 2019, The Bridport Prize 2019 Anthology. Redcliffe Press, p. 45-56 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Tonic

    Metcalfe, A., 1 Mar 2018, In: The Dublin Review. Spring 2018, 70

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Hope on the Wall

    Metcalfe, A., 1 Dec 2017, 31 p. Seam Editions.

    Research output: Other contribution