Margaret Wilkinson

Recently retired senior lecturer in prose and scriptwriting at Newcastle University, Margaret’s radio dramas have been broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play; Saturday Drama; Writing the Century; and Woman’s Hour Serials. She has also written two novels, many short stories. several short and full-length stage plays and film scripts. For many years she has contributed regular columns to the writing magazine, Mslexia, reviewing recent collections of short stories and disseminating ideas about prose writing through exercises and techniques she has developed.

Anthologies featuring Margaret Wilkinson

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.


Short stories from an A-Life Future, inspired by the vway we interact with technology, the roles we adopt in an increasingly ‘intelligent’ environment, and how we interface with each other.

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.

Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals

An anthology of specially-commissioned stories exploring thought experiments and their use in science to crack fundamental problems.