Anthony Burn

Anthony Burn was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1957. He is one of very few people born in the area who can claim to have had their birth heralded by the sound of lions roaring – there was a circus in the recreation field behind his family home, and at that time (long before animal rights) lion-taming was a big part of those shows.

An otherwise uneventful childhood was punctuated by numerous stays in hospital to correct a number of birth defects. His memories of those occasions are filled, not with the pain and discomfort of the surgery, but with the fun and excitement of the children’s wards and of some wonderful nurses whom he fell in love with, even before he knew what it meant.

He was educated at Felixstowe High School but left at age 16, bored by academia and lured by the world of work. He has worked in motorway construction, shipping and forwarding, marine surveying and for twenty-seven years as a driving instructor. He turned to full time writing in 2016.

Apart from a period of travelling in his twenties he has lived in Suffolk for most of his life. He has two grown-up sons and now lives with his partner Jacquie and a rescue cat called Bob.

He enjoys all forms of creativity and dabbles in art and photography but primarily it is writing that inspires him. He has always been intrigued by the abstract and surreal and this is often reflected in his own work.

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