I was born almost in the exact centre of England and as a direct result of that peculiar injustice I now live no more than 300 metres from the sea.

I have wanted to be an author since I realised that an actual person wrote The BFG and that was an actual job that people could do.

It took me a long time to get to the point of having a novel published and I eventually found my way by doing the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck where I’m now doing a PhD, while also hanging out at The Poetry School. And working unglamorously hard. Everyone is on their own journey and I wish you luck with yours because luck really is the vital ingredient.

If you want to talk to me you can use the contact form. You could also try to attract my attention on Twitter or Instagram.

Out and about

Launch event and reading in Bloomsbury

Event at Birkbeck College with Dr Jodie Kim (Birkbeck) and Harriet Birkenshaw (Nobrow) on 18 November 2021.

The Femnist Book Club Paris Podcast

Season 4 Episode 2: In conversation with Valentine Carter.

Mechanics' Institute Review

Interview (warning: my giant face will loom up at you).

Lucy Writers Platform

Interview with author Valentine Carter:'We know who we are because we know where we've come from'.

Foyles blog

A post about my favourite three retellings of Greek myths.