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 Out, New York Magazine, Fire & Knives, The Sunday Times, Delayed 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.