Ursula Brunetti is a short story writer and novelist. Winner of the Royal Society Of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2019, her work has been featured in Prospect, Popshot Magazine, The Willesden Herald, The Londonist, Fairlight Books and Visual Verse among others. A graduate of the Faber Academy, Ursula is working on her debut novel and a collection of feminist short stories.

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This is an expert piece of work. It knows just how much to bamboozle a reader, leading us into places we’d never anticipated, and all the time knowing what the characters want out of their own stories.
Philip Hensher

What I loved about this story was the fluidity of language and the tremendous pull on the heart. It’s hard to do both. It illuminates and honours the small and broken worlds that some children must endure.
Leone Ross

Beetleboy was my winning story from the off.  Moving, uneasy and tautly written, ‘Beetleboy’ struck me in the heart and the gut.
Candice Carty-Williams

Published Work


‘In America’ published in the Fantasy issue of Popshot Literary Magazine


Essay ‘Old Haunts’ and short story Somebody published by Litro, a leading online literary journal

Fairlight Books

After Hope and Fear‘ published online by literary fiction publishers ‘Fairlight Books’

Visual Verse

Invited as a lead contributor to Visual Verse flash fiction portal

Prospect Magazine

Beetleboy‘ to be published by Prospect as part of the RSL V.S. Pritchett prize

The Londonist

‘Clean Living’ published in The Londonist

Liar's League

Short story ‘Barrett‘ was performed at Liar’s League

Ink Tears

‘Cup of Tea’ published in Ink Tears collection of flash fiction

The Willesden Herald 2019

‘Satellites’ published by The Willesden Herald: New Voices 11

Accolades and Achievements


Finalist for the VOGUE Talent Contest for young writers


Shortlist for the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition 2019

The Royal Society Of Literature

‘Beetleboy’ chosen as the winner of the RSL’s V.S. Pritchett Short Story Competition 2019

ITT Tallaght

‘A History Of Art and Sex’ won 3rd Prize for the ITT Tallaght Short Story Competition 2017 in association with Dublin’s Red Line Book Festival’

The Short Story

‘Cher May Be Queen’ shortlisted for the TSS Prize 2018

Cinnamon Press

‘Fast Forward’ won first prize for their Flash Fiction competition

To get in touch email ursula@ursulabrunetti.com