Astra Bloom

Astra Bloom is a writer of poems and stories. She's editing her first novel whilst having a very on off affair with her second. She won the 2015 Bare Fiction poetry prize, was notable contender for the Bristol Prize, is on the 2016 Bridport Prize shortlist, and was Runner up in the Brighton Prize 2016. Astra finds hope on hilltops, watching a robin in a hawthorn tree, scribbling in her notebook, wearing new boots.