Novel Writing by Romesh Gunesekera
A Writers' and Artists' Companion (Writers' and Artists' Companions)

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Packed with tips from bestselling and prize-winning authors, Novel Writing: A Writers' and Artists' Companion will give you all the practical advice you need to write and publish your novel.

PART 1 provides an introduction to the forms and history of the novel and helps you plan and research your masterpiece, develop characters and compelling narratives and your own authorial voice.

PART 2 contains guest contributions from Philip Pullman, Louise Doughty, Glenn Patterson, Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Franzen, Stevie Davies, Doris Lessing, Tash Aw, Elif Shafak, Anne Enright, Tim Pears, Anita Desai, Tim Lott, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrea Levy, Alan Hollinghurst, Bernardo Atxaga, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Michèle Roberts, Joan Brady, Lynn Freed, Evelyn Toynton as well as a number of the 2013 list of the Best of Young British Novelists including Kamila Shamsie, Tamima Anam, Naomi Alderman, Ned Beauman, Jenni Fagan and Joanna Kavenna.

PART 3 offers practical advice on collaborative writing, overcoming writer's block, editing and rewriting and finding an agent and a publisher for your work.

Written by two multi-award winning authors, this is a comprehensive manual for established and aspiring novelists alike.


About Romesh Gunesekera

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Romesh Gunesekera is the author of eight highly acclaimed works, including Reef, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and The Guardian Fiction Prize; The Sandglass, winner of the BBC Asia Award; The Match; and a collection of stories, Monkfish Moon (all available from The New Press). He lives in London.
Published January 29, 2015 by Bloomsbury Academic. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction