Marion Grace Woolley

Marion is a wanderer and an author.

As you can probably tell from this website, she likes dark things: myths, legends and forgotten stories that hide in secret spaces.

After being sacked from a number of jobs for general insubordination, Marion went on to build a career in international development.

Today, she calls Rwanda home, teaching English and Creative Writing at the University of Global Health Equity as well as helping non-profit organisations through her consultancy company.


In her spare time, she fixes pianos and tries to keep her cats entertained. They are all named after Ghibli characters (Howl, Sophie & Sen) and therefore quite mad.

Marion has been published by Ghostwoods Books, Green Sunset Books and Netherworld Books. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead Bursary for New Writers and has won several short story competitions including the inaugural Bet Tuppi's Near Eastern Historical Fiction Prize in 2021.

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