Will Tate

  • treasurer of Cambridge Writers

Will was born and raised in Norwich. He took a law degree at the University of Southampton, but the lure of horse racing proved stronger than the desire to be a rich lawyer. He has worked at Newmarket since 1985 apart from a year in New Zealand working with horses. He is now stud groom at Deerfield Farm, Dullingham, where he lives with his two children. He has been a member of Cambridge Writers since 1996 and has recently finished revising his first novel, Finding the Plot, a comic literary noir thriller. He also writes short stories and has twice been winner of Cambridge Writers' short story competitions. His other interests include horse racing, cycling, old movies, watching Cambridge United with his son and an appreciation of real ale and real pubs.

Selected Works

Work in Progresss (2016)

Awarded second prize in Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2016

The Dangerous Comma (2014)

Awarded third prize in Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2014.

A Chapter of Accidents (2013)

Commended at Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2013

Fallen Angel (2012)

Awarded 2nd place in Cambridge Writers short story competition of 2012

Blind Date (2010)

The short play was performed at the ADC Theatre as part of WriteOn's Naked Stage series in February 2010.

Every Shepherd Tells His Tale (2003)

Read at Cambridge Writers' Short Scripts Meeting, 19 June 2003