Frances Thimann

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Literary Fiction

Writer Biography

I have been writing for many years, mostly short stories. My collection ‘Cello and Other Stories’ was published by Pewter Rose Press in October 2008. These eight stories focus on the theme of old age, as perceived directly by those at the end of their lives, and indirectly by their families and others around them.

I have also had some single short stories published:

‘Col’ – in ‘Lanterns’ published by Laundrette Books, 2005.

‘Photographs’ – in ’3D: New Fiction and Poetry’ published by Laundrette Books, 2006 . (This later, after revision and additions, became the first story in the collection.)

‘Myths’ – in ‘Mezzanine and Other Storeys’ published by Ardra Press, 2007.

‘Mrs Rosenfarb’ – in the literary magazine ‘Staple’, 2008.

I have also enjoyed writing some little stories for my two young great-nephews, and printing them, with illustrations by local artists.

I completed the MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University in 2006.


Selected Publications

See biography

Performances & Workshops

Lowdham Book Festival June 27th 2009. ‘Keeping It Short’ A Pewter Rose Press event on the short story

Fosseway (Newark) Writers Group, 1st October 2009 Short story readings and talks, with Roberta Dewa

Arnold Library, 4th November 2009 ‘In Short’ Short story readings and talks, with Roberta Dewa

Nottingham Writers Studio, November 11th 2009 ‘Word of Mouth’ reading

Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, February 10th 2010 Short story readings and talks with Roberta Dewa

Beeston Library, 24th March 2010 Short story event with Pewter Rose Press

My Work

Cello and Other Stories
Publisher: Pewter Rose Press