‘There’s a laconic relish about Sutter’s best work that makes it always readable.’ John Lucas, Stand.

Hello! You’ve reached Mandy Sutter’s website.

I’m a writer who lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK, and have been earning my living from writing and writing-related work since 1988. So there are plenty of things to read, listen to and link to on this site.

My latest (and most exciting) news is that I won the top prize at the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 for Bushmeat, a story about my family’s time in Nigeria in the mid-1960’s. A short film was made of me reading an extract from the piece.

Stretching It 72You can read an excerpt from my debut novel Stretching It (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2013) a light-hearted look at love, papier-mache and caring for an impossible parent. Buy it on Amazon in print or Kindle.July 2011 020

If you’re in the mood for gardening stories, visit Reluctant Gardener, a monthly blog about the allotment my 93-year old Dad rashly took on in the summer of 2010.

For poetry, listen to Old Honda read by Claire Redcliffe at Greenwich Theatre in 2011 and the title poem of my latest poetry pamphlet, Old Blue Car (Kettlebell Press, 2015) also available on Amazon. Do also visit Antiphon poetry magazine, to read Roger. Or take a look at Caring for the Environment, featured in Anthony Wilson’s ‘Life-Saving Poems’ (Bloodaxe Books, 2015)

are you she

It’s always nice to sit back and have a story read to you! You can listen to The Therapist from Are You She? (Tindal Street Press). Or read an extract from the collection-in-progress that Bushmeat comes from.

Books by Mandy SutterThere’s a page about my teaching work with children, students and adults, including my annual poetry summer school, where you can see poems my students have written. You will find links to the writing work I do for other people and organisations, which often results in a publication (like the Asylum Seeker, pictured above).

Phew! I think that’s it for now. I’ve been working as a freelance writer since 1988 so have included only up to date stuff. Thanks for visiting! Come back again soon!