Aliya Whiteley

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Aliya Whiteley (born 1974) is a British novelist, short story writer and poet.

Biography[edit source | edit]

Aliya Whiteley was born in Barnstaple, North Devon, in 1974 and grew up in the seaside town of Ilfracombe which formed the inspiration for many of her stories and novels. She was educated at Ilfracombe College and gained a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1995. In 2011 she was awarded an MSc in Library and Information Management by the University of Northumbria; her dissertation involved conducting a case study into the research techniques of modern novelists. She currently lives in West Sussex.

Bibliography[edit source | edit]

Novels[edit source | edit]

Light Reading Pan Macmillan [1] (UK paperback) April 2009 ISBN 978-0230706798

Light Reading Macmillan New Writing (UK hardback)Feb 2008 ISBN 978-0230700628

Three Things About Me Macmillan New Writing (UK hardback) April 2006 ISBN 978-0230001367

Novellas[edit source | edit]

Mean Mode Median Bluechrome Publishing November 2004 ISBN 978-1904781394

Short Stories[edit source | edit]

Whiteley’s short story collection Witchcraft in the Harem was published in April 2013 by Manchester-based Dog Horn Publishing.[2]

Whiteley’s short story Green River was awarded second place in the 2012 British Fantasy Society’s Short Story Competition.[3]

Sieve was published in The Guardian in 2004 [4]

Jelly Park won the Drabblecast 2007People’s Choice Award for best short story.

Dozens more have been published in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including:

Poetry[edit source | edit]

Whiteley was asked to write a poem for the BBC’s LOLcat Art exhibition currently showing at the The Framers Gallery, London.[10]

Reviews[edit source | edit]

Light Reading[edit source | edit]

Review by Susanna Yager in The Daily Telegraph [11]

Review by Scott Pack (Me and My Big Mouth and The Friday Project) [12]

`A weird page turner with a surprising ending' – Now Magazine

`This dark detective story is full of mystery and intrigue with a truly shocking twist.' – My Weekly [13]

'After a good many books which seem to be recycling...Aliya Whiteley's Light Reading is refreshingly different.' -- Sunday Telegraph

Three Things About Me[edit source | edit]

Review by Laura Hird [14]

Review by Kirkus [15]

Review by Grumpy Old Bookman [16]

Mean Mode Median[edit source | edit]

Review by Laura Hird:[17]

A review of the short story Geoffrey Says was published in The Boston Globe as part of the anthology, 'The Adventure of the Missing Detective' (Carroll & Graf 2004) [18]

Penelope Napolitano and the Butterflies review in Locus (magazine) [19] and Tangent Online [20]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Aliya Whiteley". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
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  3. ^ "Welcome to". The British Fantasy Society. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Sieve | Books |". Guardian. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Sebastian Bugs by Aliya Whiteley". Word Riot. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  6. ^ "1926 in Brazilian Football by Aliya Whiteley". Word Riot. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  7. ^ Maria, Carmen. "Strange Horizons Fiction: Penelope Napolitano and the Butterflies, by Aliya Whiteley". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  8. ^ "Flushed » 3:AM Magazine". 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  9. ^ "2009.17 fiction wingspan". The Future Fire. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  10. ^ "BBC News - Lolcat art: Gallery hosts exhibition of cat phenomenon". 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  11. ^ Fiction Reviews (2008-03-02). "Not as elegant as Josephine Tey". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  12. ^ "Me And My Big Mouth: Seaside Frolics". 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  13. ^ "Light Reading: Aliya Whiteley: Books". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  14. ^ Laura Hird. "Aliyah Whiteley's 'Three Things About Me' reviewed on the official website of writer, Laura Hird". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  15. ^ Whiteley, Aliya. "THREE THINGS ABOUT ME by Aliya Whiteley | Kirkus". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  16. ^ Allen, Michael (2006-05-23). "Grumpy Old Bookman: More MNW". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  17. ^ Laura Hird. "Aliyah Whiteley's 'Mean Mode Median' reviewed on the official website of writer, Laura Hird". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  18. ^ Ephron, Hallie (2005-12-25). "'Tiger' in the Chicago night, 'Smoke' in the city - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  19. ^ Author: Your Name/Company (2011-12-29). "Locus Online Reviews » Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late December". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  20. ^ "Strange Horizons, December 5, 2011". 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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