Joel Willans


Since leaving the English county of Suffolk, Joel Willans has lived in London, Vancouver, Helsinki and an Andean village in the Peruvian department of Apurímac. Currently, he lives in the Finnish countryside, in a converted hospital sauna, with his wife and two children. A partner at the communications agency, Ink Tank, his prize-winning stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide.


Podcast: Spellbound Launch Readings

Joel Willans reads two stories from his book Spellbound: Stories of Women's Magic Over Men, accomponanied by music from The Quiet Calls. This podcast was recorded at the Spellbound book launch at Luckan, a cultural centre in Helsinki. The occasional rumble is the sound of a tram rolling by. (27:50)

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  • Spellbound Launch Video
    Joel Willans's reading of 'The Wrong Bus Girl' merges with the music of The Quiet Calls at the launch event for Joel's book, Spellbound: Stories of Women's Magic Over Men. The launch was held at Luckan, a cultural centre in Helsinki.
  • Spellbound Trailer
    Book trailer for Spellbound - Stories of Women's Magic Over Men by Joel Willans (1:39)


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