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Writing Contemporary Fiction: From Inspiration to Publication

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Duration: 1:13:27 | Added: 07 Oct 2013
James Benmore (Kellogg), Samantha Shannon (St Anne's) and Sam Thompson (St Anne's) talk about their work as writers. Chaired by Dr Clare Morgan (Kellogg), author and Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing.

Whether you're an aspiring author or simply a fan of contemporary fiction, join us for this engaging session as our panel of Oxonian authors share their stories, motivations and top tips on getting published. This event will celebrate three talented local debut authors. James Benmore's first novel, Dodger, was published by Heron in 2013 and follows the story of Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist. Samantha Shannon has recently completed a degree in English language and literature at Oxford and signed a book deal with Bloomsbury in 2012. The Bone Season is the first in a series of seven novels. Dr Sam Thompson is a lecturer at St. Anne's College, whose first novel Communion Town was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012.

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