About Josephine

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Josephine is a Swedish-British writer from the small town of Eskilstuna in Sweden. She currently works as a newly qualified teacher of English in Edinburgh. She has a BA in English from the University of Exeter, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham. After completing her MA, she taught English as a foreign Language in a private school in Bangkok, Thailand, and then at a summer camp in the Salzburg province in Austria. Setting and culture have always been a great inspiration for her writing, and she sees travelling as a main tool for discovering new stories.

Josephine started writing in Swedish at the age of nine, starting with middle grade horse novels, before branching into high fantasy, but she only began writing seriously in English while at university, for her first creative writing course (2015). Since then, she’s had 14 short stories published, won two competitions and been shortlisted twice. Embers is her first novel, inspired by her travels in northern Sweden with her brother, and was her dissertation project for her MA. When not writing, she enjoys playing music, jogging, hiking.

Josephine’s short stories and poems