Elizabeth Baines
'Baines has a unique voice' - John Baker
'A skilled fabulist - one with a gift to see the fabulous in the mundane' - Clare Dudman

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NEWS

A new novel will be published next year by Salt.

Just published: 'Kiss' in Best British Short Stories 2019, available from Salt


Recent stories online:
'Consequences and Alternatives' in the Short Fiction Journal
'Bitter, Horned' in Litro

Stories forthcoming in print publictions:
'The Words He Said' in The Lonely Crowd (Issue 12),
'Dreaming Possibility' in The Mechanics' Institute Review #16 (September)
'Space Travel' in Confingo (October)




What if you made a different choice or had another life?
'The stories in Used to Be are the work of a dazzling writer' - Nuala O'Connor, author of Miss Emily
'Baines reminds me of a scratch DJ, taking a conventional format and messing with it, expertly,
to give the audience a whole new experience.
' - Bookmuse
'One of the finest short story writers in the country' - Neil Campbell

Reviews of Used to Be

 


A novel

'I could not drag myself away from its eerie storytelling' - Lisa Glass

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FLYING WITH MAGPIES:
A VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR


AUDIO CLIP OF EXTRACT

Salt interview about the book



 


Stories

'Quite swept me off my feet'
- Dovegreyreader.

More on the STORY PAGE
with links to reviews, virtual book tour and audio clips of readings from stories

 



My first novel,
reissued by Salt Publishing

'A disturbing and thought-provoking meditation on power, control and the uncertain language of logic' - Carys Bray

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ANOTHER EXTRACT HERE

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