Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly is from Ilkley in Yorkshire. He has lived and worked in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Greece and Japan. He has taught at the universities of Lancaster, Sheffield, St Andrews and Warwick in the UK and Doshisha University in Japan. He is currently Associate Head of the School of Humanities at Coventry University and teaches poetry, short story writing and screenwriting. He writes poetry, drama and fiction. You can find out more about Tim on his website: http://timkellywriter.com


Tim Kelly in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

Home in Ilkley.

What do you love about Short Stories?

What's not to love?

Do you write in other forms?

Yes, I've written poetry, screenplays and a novel.

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?


What is your favourite book?

Recently read 'Out' by Kirino Natsuo, but can you better Süskind's 'Perfume'?

Who are your favourite writers?

Dostoevsky first did it for me, then Henry Miller and Yeats: I love Yeats the most.

Where is your dream location?

I miss living in Greece and visit every year.

What one item would you put into Room 101?


Do you have any advice for new writers?

It would be Beckett's from 'Worstward Ho': Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

ebooks by Tim Kelly:

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