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Bestselling author Andrea Levy on how City Lit transformed her life

Story added 5th Dec 2016

Watch Andrea Levy discuss her life and career as an international bestselling author.

After successfully having completed a creative writing course at City Lit, Andrea took the life-changing decision to switch careers and become a writer. In this interview, Andrea explains the important role City Lit played in achieving international success, and how as a big believer in adult education, she had no hesitation in taking up a course at City Lit after it was recommended to her by friends.

Andrea also reminisces about her 'terrifying, thrilling' first class and on how constructive feedback from classmates and teachers helped shape her writing. She also offers tips for budding writers and outlines how City Lit made her 'realise what writing was'.

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