Salena Godden is the author of literary memoir Springfield Road and of poetry books Fishing In The Aftermath and Under The Pier. She has recently been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and the Saboteur award for ‘Best Spoken Word Performer’.
Salena is widely anthologised and a popular headline act at festivals nationally and internationally. A BBC regular, Salena Godden has written and presented several BBC arts and music documentaries.
Salena’s poetry album LIVEwire was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. The LIVEwire collection showcases her powerful and broad range and has attracted 5 star rave reviews since its CD launch with indie poetry label Nymphs and Thugs. The limited edition double vinyl LP and full-colour print edition will be launched with a N&T ‘Summer of LOVEwire’ UK tour beginning in May 2017.
Salena Godden’s latest short-fiction Blue Cornflowers was shortlisted for the Guardian short story prize 2016 and will be published in the Bare Lit anthology in April 2017.
Her essay Shade was published in literary sensation The Good Immigrant, which was championed by JK Rowling and published with Unbound. It was a Radio 4 Book of the week and won the Readers Choice Book Of The Year Award. The Good Immigrant has been shortlisted in the non-fiction category of British Book Awards.