Hannah Whiteoak

My Work

My fiction is primarily, but not exclusively, speculative. I love exploring relationships, particularly between children and parents, and humans and the natural world.

I'm currently working on a post-apocalyptic novel (working title Behind the Sky) and seeking a publisher for my collection of short stories and flash fiction, which I'm currently calling Aiming Towards the Sun. Under the title, The Jellyfish Room, a shorter version of this collection was shortlisted for the Ellipsis Zine Flash Collection Competition in 2020.

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I grew up in a village in North Yorkshire and now live in Sheffield. I spent most of my childhood with my nose in a book, studied physics at university, and started a PhD in elementary particle theory before leaving to become a freelance writer and editor. I still do content writing to pay the bills alongside writing fiction.

When I'm not staring at a screen, notebook, or book, you can find me running barefoot around the streets of Sheffield, hiking in the Peak District, dancing blues or lindyhop, or browsing the shelves at the library.

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I prefer they/them but I'm not going to shout at you for using something else, and in fact plenty of my older bios use she/her. I define as agender.