About Me


Hello and welcome to The Lightning Tree.

I’m Jess Hyslop, a writer of fantasy and science fiction based in Oxford, UK, represented by Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock Ltd. I am a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Birkbeck College, London, and the 2010 winner of Cambridge’s Quiller-Couch prize for creative writing. I am also a qualified Book Conservator, a job I adore.

My short stories have been published in venues such as Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, and Mirror Dance – see theĀ ‘Published Works’ tab for a full bibliography and links to those stories available online.