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Brindley Hallam Dennis

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Brindley is particularly interested in short story theory, and in the effect on story of novel to film adaptation.

His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals such as Stand, Outposts, Markings, and Cadenza, and has been included in anthologies of both short stories and poetry, including Small Voices/Big Confessions, Both Sides of Hadrian's Wall, and First Sixty, the Acumen anthology.

He writes poetry, prose, both fiction and non-fiction, and drama. His work has been published, broadcast and performed. He has won prizes and awards for his poems, short stories and non-fiction. A regular performer of his work at Carlisle's Speakeasy and elsewhere, he recently published a collection of comic monologues That's What Ya Get! Kowalski's Assertions.

He has published several poetry chapbooks as Mike Smith, under which name he currently blogs for the Thresholds Postgraduate Short Story Forum.

His play, Smokes, A Mime with Words was performed as part of the Sydney Shorts festival in 2009.

He holds the degree of M Litt from Glasgow University, and teaches Creative Writing at Cumbria University. He runs Facets of Fiction, a small group exploring the short story form, from his home in north Cumbria. He was a founding member of the Brewery Poets in Kendal, is an Honorary Member of the Crichton Writers, in Dumfries, and has a long association with the Maryport Writers Group. He is married, with one daughter, and lives within sight of three mountain tops, and a sliver of Solway Firth.

His first novel, A Penny Spitfire was published in 2011. Talking to Owls, a collection of short stories, was published in 2012.

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