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Jodie Bond is a speculative fiction writer based in Cardiff. Her first novel, The Vagabond King, is published by Parthian Books and is part one in a trilogy.

Jodie has worked for a circus, a gin distillery, as a burlesque artist and has sold speciality sausages for a living, but her biggest passion has always been writing. Her short story, The Necromancer, was published in Age of Savagery. Earlier this year she was named as a finalist for the CLEAR Writer in Residence programme. Her screenplay, The Mirror, was shortlisted for the BBC’s It’s My Shout scheme in 2017. In 2019 she was named overall winner of the PENfro Radio Drama Award.


Jodie has seven years’ experience working in PR with hundreds of news stories and articles to her name spanning the arts, higher education, medical research and the third sector.  She has led participation workshops on behalf of Literature Wales and is one of the founding members of the Canton Book Festival.


She has written for a number of organisations including the BBC, Wales Arts Review, Deadstar Publishing and Perceptive Travel.

Awards and achievements

  • Finalist CLEAR writer in residence award 2020

  • Overall winner, PENfro Book Festival radio drama competition 2019

  • Winner, STAR Award for public engagement, 2018

  • Short listed for It’s My Shout 2017 with screenplay The Mirror

  • Beacons Project - awarded week long writing residency at the Hay Festival

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