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Helen Cadbury and Eleanor Higginson appointed to Dream Catcher Editorial Team
York, February 2017.
Dream Catcher Magazine and Stairwell Books have appointed internationally acclaimed author Helen Cadbury and the Canadian writer Eleanor Higginson to the Dream Catcher Editorial board. These appointments strengthen and broaden the Magazine’s national and international appeal and offer the editor, John Gilham, the support to broaden the scope of the Journal as it continues to build its reputation in the Literary Arts field.
Helen Cadbury brings a practitioner’s eye to the assessment of short fiction. She was born in the Midlands and grew up in Saddleworth, near Oldham. Helen has worked as an actor, a drama teacher and in prison education. She also writes poetry and plays. Her novel To Catch A Rabbit was joint winner of the inaugural Northern Crime Award and chosen as an Amazon Rising Star in January 2015. WHSmith readers voted To Catch a Rabbit no.12 in ‘top crime books which they’d like to see on screen.’ In October 2015, To Catch a Rabbit was selected as one of the Yorkshire Post’s ‘13 books that define Yorkshire best’. The second book in the series, Bones in the Nest, was selected as a 2016 Read Regional title, by New Writing North.
Eleanor Higginson has a reputation as a competent and reflective reviewer, and has already contributed reviews to Dream Catcher. Eleanor was born in Manchester and grew up in Leicester, before moving to York to study English Literature at the university. She says: “In addition to my involvement with Dream Catcher, I am also the News Editor of the online student publication The Yorker and have had my journalism, poetry and short stories featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines.” Outside of these interests, she enjoys learning languages, travelling, playing the flute and volunteering with social justice organisations such as Refugee Action York. Next year she will read for an MA in Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies, specialising in the novels of Charles Dickens.
Eleanor is also Canadian, and provides a link with Dream Catcher’s founding editor, Paul Sutherland, who travelled from Canada to the United Kingdom. Dream Catcher recently achieved its 20th year of publication.