Teresa Stenson

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Industry Arts
Location United Kingdom
Introduction So far: I'm a writer, mainly of short stories, and have been published in various anthologies, including The Bridport Prize 2009 and The Willesden Herald Short Story Prize 2011. Most recently I was a runner up in The Guardian Summer Reads competition. I work at a University as a notetaker and in a cinema bar to keep the money coming in. I'm 31.
Interests Writing, people, great friends, good comedy, bright sparks, big cities, reading, wine, looking at massive houses on property websites
Favorite Movies Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee, Eagle Vs Shark, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Jesus' Son, Little Miss Sunshine, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Cry Baby, Junebug, Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas, Oh Yes:, I watch A LOT of kids' films because I run a Kids' film club where I work.
Favorite Music Too much, Especially from the past:, Ash, Pulp, Weezer, Pixies, Placebo, The odd song that made you go 'ah' then and still does now, Neil Young, The Cure, Arcade Fire, Take That (yes), Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes
Favorite Books Most of Ali Smith's, especially 'The Accidental', 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Kate Atkinson), 'Revolutionary Road' (Richard Yates), Secret History (Donna Tartt), No One Belongs Here More Than You (Miranda July), A collection of short stories by Tim Winton - I think called 'The Turning', Some Raymond Carver. 'Life After God' (Douglas Coupland), 'Time Traveler's Wife' (Audrey Niffeneger), All the 'Adrian Mole' books, 'Time Waster's Letters/Diary'.

If you could peer far enough into the night sky, you'd see a star in any direction you looked. When would you sleep?

Who writes these questions - the 13 year old me???