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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Keep working and keep writing

“Keep working and keep writing. There are plenty of people who have received set-backs who have gone on to be published successfully.” Jon Woolcott from …

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Meet Little Toller Books

We chatted to Jon Woolcott from the small publisher, Little Toller Books. Jon describes the history of Little Toller, their list of nature classics and …

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Reading for the Bridport Prize, Colette Hill

With categories in poetry, short story, flash fiction and novel, the Bridport Prize attracts thousands of entries every year from all over the world. I …

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Novel Nights comes to Bath by Amanda Read

Four years ago, Grace Palmer wanted somewhere to meet other authors: a place to share and receive writerly advice, to showcase the work of local …

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Dr Mimi Thebo, University of Bristol, on Bristol’s literary scene

Dr Mimi Thebo spoke at Novel Nights in February 2018. Born in the USA, Mimi has lived in the UK for many years. She is Reader …

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The lines between truth and fiction by Lesley Richardson

Mimi Thebo died when she was 14. She was in a car crash and died for about eight minutes. Her best friend was behind the …