Official Bio

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Shortlisted for the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition in 2015 and a winner in the Terry Hetherington Award for Young Writers in 2016, Christina Thatcher’s poetry and short stories have featured in over 40 publications including The London Magazine, Planet Magazine, And Other Poems, Acumen and The Interpreter’s House. Her first collection, More than you were, was published by Parthian Books in 2017.

Thatcher grew up in America but has made a happy home in Wales with her husband, Rich, and cat, Miso. She is now a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Thatcher keeps busy off campus too as the Poetry Editor for The Cardiff Review, a tutor for The Poetry School, and as a freelance workshop facilitator across the UK. She is also a member of the Literature Wales Management Board.

To learn more about Thatcher’s work visit her website: or follow her on Twitter: @writetoempower.