Hannah Whiteoak

My Work

I primarily write speculative fiction (think magical creatures, cosmic beetles, humans with strange abilities, and post-apocalyptic scenarios). 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 flash collection, The Jellyfish Room, which was shortlisted for the Ellipsis Zine Flash Collection Competition.

Hannah Whiteoak

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.