The Man With the Gold

Hannibal and the Masked Girl

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Fugues on a Funny Bone - and other published short stories


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• Riversmeet Press launches new short story collection Stormlight, December 2019. ‘Jan Woolf writes from the heart, bringing voices from the edge filled with fragile love and humanity. Her work is full of compassion, solidarity and humour.’ —AL Kennedy
• Preparing The Man With the Gold for 2020's centenary of the Treaty of Versailles
• Finishing novella Hannibal and the Masked Girl
• Theatre Committee - Writers Guild of Great Britain
• Editorial Board Left Book Club www.leftbookclub.com

‘Jan Woolf has a sexy, vigorous imagination and the art to realise all her good ideas. I love her writing.’ Edmund White

Jan Woolf writer Jan Woolf is the author of Fugues On A Funny Bone, a collection of linked stories inspired by a London pupil referral unit, with accompanying images by sculptor Richard Niman.

‘If that sounds worthy or didactic, it isn’t. The language is beautiful – Jan Woolf is a painter, and her love of imagery comes through in the writing… She has also worked with troubled children, and her empathy for them also comes through in the stories.’ Helen Smith

Fugues cover
Fugues On A Funny Bone

Jan has also read much of her own work, often with actors, most recently at the Freud Museum and the ICA, and held the first Harold Pinter Writers’ residency at the Hackney Empire, where her play Porn Crackers was directed by Ruth Boswell.

She is a critic, reviewer and editor, and has published various pieces of journalism, drawn from a life of political activism and teaching.

Jan edited many books for the Muswell Press, and ran ‘Off the Shelf’ at Blacks club Soho from 2011- 2014 – a writer’s development project for the Writers Guild of Great Britain, of which she is an active member.