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Esther Cann. Image: Henri T Art

Esther Cann

Esther Cann is a writer from West Yorkshire who lives and works in East London.

Her short fiction has been published by MIR Online and Open Pen, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Bridport Prize. Esther is currently writing a novel about West Papua, following a period of writing time supported by Arts Council England in 2019. She loves to follow wherever a project beckons, from mineralogy, geology and anthropology, to spending lots of time in hospital waiting rooms (while perfectly healthy).

Esther’s Jerwood bursary will fund her research into a remote corner of the British Isles, beloved for its extreme and brutal beauty.