Carmel Shortall


Our reading group leader, Carmel Shortall, is currently working on a novel set in Northern Ireland and has studied Journalism and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. She was on the editorial team for Issue 12 of The Mechanics’ Institute Review, Birkbeck’s annual short story collection and was also part of the editorial team for Birkbeck’s Writers’ Hub from 2012 to 2014. She co-runs the writing group at the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green and has been one of the Stoke Newington literary Festival’s dedicated team of volunteers since 2011. An occasional bookseller, she lives locally, surrounded by books.