Ruby Speechley is a novelist and short story writer. She completed the Faber Academy novel writing course in summer 2016 and is currently editing her second novel.

Her first novel has been longlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize 2017.

She won the Retreat West First Chapter competition in 2015, selected by Jo Unwin.

In 2014 she won a Retreat West short story competition with, Better Left Unsaid, published in their anthology, ‘Inside These Tangles, Beauty Lies’.

Many of her flash fictions have been long and shortlisted for Fish Publishing prizes over recent years and last year, one of her stories was shortlisted.

In 2012, Final Delivery was shortlisted in the EarlyWorks Press prize and is published in their anthology, ‘From Barcelona to Bihar.’

Ruby graduated with an MA in Writing in 2009 from Sheffield Hallam University.