Tamsin Hopkins is a London-based writer. She has an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Royal Holloway, London. Her collection of short fiction 'SHORE TO SHORE, River Stories' uses the mythology of individual rivers as a linking motiv. This book was longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and shortlisted for the Rubery Prize. Her poetry has appeared in The London Magazine, Mslexia, Magma, The New Statesman and a variety of anthologies. In 2020 she won the Aesthetica Prize for Poetry. Her chapbook 'Inside the Smile' is published by Cinnamon Press.