Ignacio B. Peña splits his time between feature-film animation and creative writing. His stories have appeared in Gutter#NewWritingThe Harpoon ReviewHeadland, and other publications, as well as having appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as one of UNESCO City of Literature’s emerging Story Shop writers.

He has recently completed the masters program in Creative Writing at The University of Edinburgh, and is now at work on his first book.

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Auckland Writer’s Festival 2017: On Saunders, Beatty, & Writing

Last week I went to the Auckland Writer’s Festival and met some literary heroes. It was exciting and inspiring and I left wanting to go straight home and write with all the energy I’d been inspired by; instead I flew back to Wellington and had to get back to a busy week at work and … Continue reading Auckland Writer’s Festival 2017: On Saunders, Beatty, & Writing

Longlisted for PRISM International Prize

Some brief exciting news on the fiction front! A few weeks ago my short story “But no.” was longlisted for PRISM International’s Inaugural Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction. The competition has since been completed, and the shortlist and winners have been announced. Unfortunately, my story did not move on to those final stages, which … Continue reading Longlisted for PRISM International Prize

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If you are a publisher, editor or an agent interested in knowing more about my work, please feel free to get in touch at my e-mail address, ibpena@gmail.com; or alternatively you can use the contact form below.

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