Bruce Harris is a Devon-based author and poet who has been consistently successful in short fiction and poetry competitions since 2003, after a long teaching and research career involving published journalism. Bruce has published four collections of short fiction, Fallen Eagles 2021, The Guy Thing 2018, Odds Against 2017, and First Flame 2013, and three poetry collections, The Huntington Hydra 2019, Kaleidoscope 2017 and Raised Voices 2014. His first novel, Howell Grange, was published by the Book Guild in October 2019, and his second, Gemini Day, will be published by The Conrad Press in July 2021.
Three of his books, Odds Against, The Guy Thing and The Huntington Hydra were published in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Association, and one, Fallen Eagles, has been published in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation. The book includes sixteen ‘coming of age’ stories and a Foreword by the Chief Executive of the HDYO. Bruce’s partner was diagnosed with HD in 2016.
Bruce’s awards list includes prizes, commendations or listings in competitions organised by Momaya Press, Writers’ Bureau (twice); Grace Dieu Writers’ Circle (five times); Cinnamon Press, Artificium (twice), Biscuit Publishing, Yeovil Prize, Milton Keynes Speakeasy (three times), Exeter Writers, Fylde Writers, First Writer, Brighton Writers (three times), Ifanca Helene James Competition, HISSAC Competition, Ink Tears, Wells Literary Festival, Wirral Festival of Firsts, New Writer, Segora (twice), Sentinel Quarterly, Swale Life, Retreat West, Rubery Short Story Competition, Mearns Writers, Nantwich Festival, Bedford Writing Competition, Havant Literary Festival, Earlyworks Press, Southport Writers’ Circle (twice), West Sussex Writers, Grist Magazine, Erewash Writers, Retreat West, Lichfield Writers’ Circle, Cheer Reader (three times), TLC Creative, 3into1 Short Story Competition, Waterloo Commemoration Short Story Competition, Meridian, Homestart Bridgwater Competition, Five Stop Story (three times), JB Writers’ Bureau, Red Line (three times), Bridport Prize shortlist (twice) and Bristol Prize longlist. He has also been extensively published in magazines and e-zines.