Parnell, Edward

Edward Parnell lives in Wymondham and has an MA in Creative Writing: Prose (2007) from the University of East Anglia. He is the recipient of an Escalator Award from Writers’ Centre Norwich, and in 2009 received a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to fund a seven-week book research expedition to the Australian Outback.

Edward previously worked for BirdLife International and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, and has written numerous natural history and conservation-related articles for magazines and newspapers; he has also worked extensively in television and media production. Currently, he is a freelance editor and copywriter, and is also one of the Artistic Directors of the Wymondham Words annual literature festival.

The Listeners is his first novel. It is the winner of the 2014 Rethink New Novels Prize and was published by Rethink in late 2014.


- Fiction

The Listeners