Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley is a British poet, short fiction author, and novelist best known for creating stories that take their inspiration from a variety of genres. Whiteley was born in Barnsaple in 1974 and was brought up in Ilfracombe a seaside town that provides the inspiration for many of her novels and stories. She went to Ilfracombe College and from there proceeded to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where she got her bachelor’s in Theatre, Film and Television Studies. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Northumbria with an MSc in Library and Information Management.

Books in order of publication:

Standalone Novels

Mean Mode Median(2004) 
Three Things About Me(2006) 
Light Reading(2008) 
Skein Island(2015) 
The Loosening Skin(2018) 
Skyward Inn(2021) 

Short Stories/Novellas

The Beauty(2014) 
The Arrival of Missives(2016) 

Short Story Collections

Witchcraft in the Harem(2013) 
From The Neck Up(2020) 


Urban Legends(2014) 
Disturbing the Beast(2019) 
Best of British Science Fiction 2018(2019) 
Once Upon a Parsec(2019) 
London Centric(2020)
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