Hannah Vincent began her writing life as a playwright after studying drama at the University of East Anglia. Her plays include The Burrow, Throwing Stones (Royal Court Theatre) and Hang (National Theatre Studio). She joined the BBC as a television script editor, working on classic adaptations as well as original drama serials from 1996 – 2001. She now teaches Creative Writing for the Creative Writing Programme at New Writing South. She completed the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University London in 2012 where she received the Faber MA Prize for Outstanding Creative and Academic Achievement. She is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Sussex.
Alarm Girl is Hannah’s first novel, an extract from which was shortlisted for the Writer’s Retreat Competition. It was also shortlisted for the 2013 Hookline Novel Competition. Her first radio play, Come to Grief, won the Best Drama (Adaptation) category at the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Hannah is now working on her second novel, an extract from which has won her a place at a week-long seminar course with renowned French feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray. The course, which takes place at the University of Nottingham, offers just fifteen PhD researchers from all over the world, an opportunity to present, critique and develop their work alongside Irigaray.