Gina Challen

Originally a Londoner, the Downlands stole Gina Challen’s heart when she moved to West Sussex in 1979. Her passionate interest in rural life and the chalklands continues to inspire her writing.

She completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester in 2014. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. Two were shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2014 and another was longlisted for the RSL’s VS Pritchett Prize in 2018. Her debut collection of short fiction, Chalk Tracks, was published by Valley Press in 2019.