Julia Darling

Julia began her career as a full-time novelist, playwright and poet in 1987. She won the Northern Rock Foundation writers award in 2003, and was the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newcastle University. Her highly acclaimed novel, THE TAXI DRIVER’S DAUGHTER, was longlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize and was shortlisted for the Society of Author’s 2004 Encore Award. Her previous writing includes the novel CROCODILE SOUP, longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and republished in 2015 by Mayfly, several collections of poetry and short stories, and numerous plays for stage, TV and radio. She was working on a new novel, A CURE FOR DYING, when she died in April 2005.

Anthologies featuring Julia Darling

Newcastle Stories

Published in September 04, issue 1 Newcastle Stories 1, six established and award-winning Newcastle authors kick-started a unique new magazine series that featured anthologies of new work twice a year and free to readers of The Crack.

The Book of Newcastle

Part of Comma’s popular ‘Reading the City’ series, The Book of Newcastle featured ten contemporary authors writing about the city, edited by Costa Short Story Award winning author Angela Readman.