Julia Forster's most recent work is a novel set in 1988, What a Way to Go which is published by Atlantic Books and in audio by WF Howes in the UK in 2016. In the same year, Julia was awarded a K Blundell Trust Award from the Society of Authors for her third book which she is currently working on. In 2007, Julia also wrote a non-fiction book about inspiration called Muses, which was published by Oldcastle Books. She is an award-winning poet, and won The Telegraph lockdown poetry prize in 2020.
She works in publishing at the literary magazine New Welsh Review as well as working for The Literary Consultancy as a reader and mentor for whom she also co-curated the ‘Being A Writer’ programme. She runs careers workshops and facilitates retreats for authors across the UK. She has written content for Agenda, Arts Professional, The Big Issue, PN Review, New Welsh Review, Open Democracy, Resurgence and The Telegraph.
Until 2018, Julia was on the Literature Wales bursary panel, where she helped to award bursaries to both emerging and established writers. She is currently studying for a Diploma in Spiritual Development at the Brenda Davies UK School and is in the process of qualifying as a coach. She lives in mid Wales.