Maarka Rifat

Marka Rifat

North East Scotland

Winner of the  Third Prize

In the time of plenty

Marka Rifat lives in north-east Scotland and has been a great admirer of Saki’s writing since an early introduction to his short stories by her mother. Marka writes stories, poems, plays and articles.

Recently commended in the Toulmin and Janet Coats Memorial prizes and featured in the 2021 John Byrne Award, her work appears in more than 20 US, UK and Australian anthologies. She began creative writing after careers in broadcast journalism and corporate communications.