Tamsin Hopkins writes poetry and fiction. She is currently studying a Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway, London. She won the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award in 2020 with her poem if you’re being followed. Her poetry pamphlet Inside the Smile was published in July 2017 by Cinnamon Press.
Her first short fiction collection – SHORE TO SHORE, river stories was shortlisted for the Rubery Prize in 2020, longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize in 2017, was a set text on the UH Creative Writing BA and is published by Cinnamon Press in paperback and e-book for kindle.
What people are saying about SHORE TO SHORE:
‘these stories are united by a human sensibility and elegant, accessible prose.’
‘An extraordinary collection of stories, several of which I know will stay with me. The author really mines the depths of human emotion, often in a dark way but always thought provoking and often amusing too. A truly unique voice, both original and a gem.’
‘These stores are a revelation: powerful, moving and gripping. Tamsin Hopkins is utterly convincing whether she is portraying a man or a woman, and she weaves her characters’ moments of defiance or despair, fragile hope or trauma within unputdownable storytelling.’
‘If you like Rose Tremain’s stories, you will love these. Like Tremain, Hopkins has complete control of her backgrounds and different worlds, but does not let them intrude upon the stories and emotions. I cannot believe that anyone who starts the book with the first story, the incredibly moving Hani’s Baby, will be able to put it down.’