Rose McGinty is the winner of the Kent Life short story competition 2016, with a story inspired by Margate called Dreamland. Rose has also won and been shortlisted for other competitions. Her short story The Nightingale’s Song will be published in Stories for Homes, Volume 2, in aid of Shelter in autumn 2017.

Rose lives in Kent and works for the NHS in East London, and has worked overseas, including the Middle East. Her debut novel, Electric Souk, was published in March 2017 by Urbane Publications.  Electric Souk is a literary thriller about forbidden love, corruption and an encounter with evil in the desert, set in the Middle East as the Arab Spring erupts. Rose says of her story: “The parts of the story that are true, I probably wish were not; while the parts that are not, I probably wish were true”.

Rose is an alumni of the Faber Academy and has read at Vanguard Readings. She is now researching her second novel, which is taking her to some rather gothic hospital corridors!

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