My name is — obviously — Anna McGrail and I work as a writer and editor. This is where I’ve brought together some of my past and current projects. I am currently working on a non-fiction project called A Life in 26 Letters. I’ll post more about that soon. I also curate a small museum of the recently vanished.
One of my radio plays, The Nineteeth List, was nominated for the Prix Italia; another, The Glamour Gene, was a winner in the London Playwrights Festival. A stage play, Fuzzy Logic, was commissioned for the Brighton Festival, 2000. Another stage play, A Report Of A Birth In The South-East Quadrant, was directed by Annie Castledine in Brighton.
I wrote a play for 2016’s Brighton Fringe Festival. I wanted to do something experimental with sound, so that’s what I did in The Museum of the Recently Named.
My short stories have been published in magazines such as Everywoman, Panurge, and Cosmopolitan, and I was a first prize-winner in the Ian St James awards. In 2016, I was also the first prize-winner in the London Magazine short-story competition with Fascicle 41.
For many years, I was the production editor for the BabyCenter family of websites, helping to launch BabyCentre UK in 2000 and many other sites internationally. I am also co-founder and author of The Good Spa Guide.
I also have a small hobby exploring lost manuscripts.