I am thrilled to be one of nine writers selected for a coveted place on the 2011 Jerwood/Arvon mentoring scheme.
I’ll be working on my second novel over the next twelve months with the invaluable counsel of Maria McCann, author of As Meat Loves Salt and The Wilding.
So after a week of turning bog-standard cars into poetic toothbrushes, making needy strangers meet in kitchens and transforming Death Of A Salesmen into an internal novel, I’ve hit the ground running with my writing since I’ve been home.
The highlight of the week? Hearing everyone’s work-in-progress read aloud on the final night. Keep an eye on these names. Jerwood/Arvon definitely has talent.