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Hannah is a published writer from Anglesey, North Wales. She took an MA in Creative Writing with the Open University, specialising in short stories, and has been placed in several international competitions. Her editing services include overall critiques, copy-editing, and proofreading. She also writes personalised 100-word stories, Drabble Gifts.

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'I read it again, and again, and found something new in it each time.’


R. Arwel Jones - Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru  |  Welsh Books Council


‘Hannah was a dedicated, conscientious student, who responded well to feedback and developed significantly over the two years. Throughout the course she made productive contributions to the learning environment that nurtured the work of other students as well as her own. She is a talented writer and I expect to hear more of her in the future.’

Mark McNay

Open University Associate Lecturer

‘Hannah Retallick's prose draws the reader straight in. She has a strong, consistent voice and her writing is empathetic, subtle and evocative. Definitely an author to watch!’

Amanda Huggins

Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet 2020, Costa Short Story 2018-3rd prize

‘Hannah was my student on two modules when she was doing her OU degree, the second of which was Creative Writing. The qualities that I saw in her then – her engagement, application, conscientiousness, imagination and, crucially, her lively, skilful way with words – have done nothing but grow in vigour and flair. She has gone from strength to strength, and in her ‘acorn to oak’ journey, she is already well on her way as a writer, a wordsmith with a great future ahead. I wish her every success.’ 


Fiona Owen

MA, Open University Associate Lecturer

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