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Barbara Unkovic Biography:

I am of Croatian and English descent and a cousin to DH Lawrence.  I am the author of seven published books and the recipient of more than thirty writing awards in the UK, Ireland, Finland and the USA.

I hold a Master of Creative Writing (hons) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and have extensive training in manuscript assessment, proofreading and copy-editing.

I write in several different genres and I run workshops in the art of writing flash fiction. My latest was for a group of editors from CIEP in central London.

If you wish to hire me to assess, proofread and/or copy-edit your work, click on the tab for Proof-editing Services at the top right of this page where you will find full details. My email address is barbaraunkovic@gmail.com 

My latest book, a rustic kitchen notebook and memoir, The Adriatic Kitchen was released on the 1st of April 2017. Go to My Books  page for full details.


The Adriatic Kitchen, winner of the Cookbook award at The Paris Book Festival 2017 is available through Exisle Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and your local library and bookshop

Other countries I have lived in include Australia (Noosa Heads), Croatia (Korcula 7 years) and France (4 years). I divide my time between New Zealand and London.









   My books are available in paperback and kindle from amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, barnes and noble, the book depository, wordery.com, waterstones, blackwells, gardners, bertrams, exisle publishing, your local library or direct from me -

EMAIL me at barbaraunkovic@gmail.com