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 the ‘Published Works’ tab for a full bibliography and links to those stories available online.

If you’re looking for my book reviews that used to be on this site, I decided to migrate them to Goodreads seeing as I was not reviewing often enough to maintain a proper blog. Visit my Goodreads if you’re interested.