Review of How Far We Fall by Grace Palmer

A retelling of Macbeth. Jane Shemilt takes us inside the operating theatre and the animal lab, to Jura and to Hampstead Heath in this modern reworking of Macbeth in her

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Review of Tyler Keevil’s talk, Music & The Muse by Amanda Read

How music can help writers Award-winning author, Tyler Keevil, brought music to a sultry summer NovelNights in Bristol. His talk explored how music can influence the way writers work. Tyler

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Spotlight on Foyles Bookshop

“It’s a myth that authors or publishers buy space on our tables,” said Pete Birchenough, bookseller and fiction buyer at Foyles Bookshop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. Pete has a lot

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Review of Tessa Hadley in conversation by Amanda Read

‘There is nothing more beautiful than clarity’  Tessa Hadley, acclaimed novelist and short story writer, was speaking to a capacity crowd at Novel Nights, June event, in Bath. Tessa’s latest

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An evening of raw honesty by Colette Hill

The busy April session kicked off with three dazzling readings by professional wordsmiths – a playwright, a music writer and a fashion and beauty editor, all reading from their debut

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Novel Competitions 2018

Competition What they say Closing Date  Website Link    Bridport Prize   Each year our excellent judges hand out over £18,000 in prize money for your best submissions in poetry,

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How Archie And Pye found a publisher after Novel Nights by Jonathan Pinnock

In the spring of 2016 I finished writing my second novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE. I’d started writing it in the autumn of 2014, in the first term

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Twenty years disruption in the book trade

‘There has been twenty years disruption in the book trade.’ Jon Woolcott’s talk at Novel Nights gave a fascinating insight into the publishing landscape from the scrapping of the net

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