In order to give space and visibility to new literary novelists, a group of young authors, with an editor and audience, will explore how to publish a novel and all the job behind its publication. Foyles, with the leading indie publisher Bloomsbury, will host Ann Morgan, Paul M. M. Cooper and Holly Müller.
Ann Morgan, journalist and editor, is the author of the literary psychological drama Beside Myself and the novel Reading the World. The first tells the story of the identical twins Helen (the leader) and Ellie (the follower) that decide to swap places for one day; but, at the end of the day, Ellie refuses to swap back. For the latter, Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country on Earth.
Paul M. M. Cooper debuted with an historical novel called River of Ink. After having studied Prose Fiction at University of East Anglia (UEA), he is currently attending a PhD in creative writing at UEA.
The half-Austrian Holly Müllerwill presents her first novel My Own Dear Brother during the Bloomsbury New Writers' Evening. The story is set in 1944, in a Nazi-controlled Austria and is inspired by Müller’s own family history. Meanwhile, editor Alexa Von Hirschberg will discuss the long and interesting path towards publication, with a drink and a slice of pizza.
The speakers will discuss the development of their work and how they secured industry support, before answering audience questions. The focus of the night is on discovering new writers, describing how these authors write and debating the typical feelings of new authors.
Where: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB
When: 25th February 2016, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free. To reserve, simply add the required number of tickets to the basket on this site: http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Events/Detail.aspx?eventId=2726
Please note: no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.
For more information, please visit: http://www.foyles.co.uk/Bloomsbury-New-Writers-Evening
Written by Alessandro Volpino
Posted on 22/02/2016
by Sue Cawte