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Ellen Hardy worked in digital media in Beirut, London and Paris before returning home to Oxfordshire in 2016 and studying for the MA Creative Writing part-time at Birkbeck. She graduated in 2018 with Distinction and in October 2019 joined UEA as a CHASE-funded postgraduate researcher in Creative-Critical Writing.

Her writing has appeared in Time OutNew York MagazineFire & KnivesThe Sunday TimesDelayed Gratification and many others. Her fiction has been published in a number of anthologies, most recently the Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize, and she has been shortlisted for the Myriad Editions First Drafts Award.

Her research project at UEA is a historical novel based on the true story of a 17th-century cabinet of curiosity.