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Creative and non-fiction writing: our tutors' recent accomplishments

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Learn more about recent publications by City Lit's writing tutors

All of our writing tutors at City Lit are published authors. Below, you can read a selection of our tutors' many and varied accomplishments.

May 2021

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Lawrence Bradby has collaborated with James Wilkes to create Sound Mirrors, a trail of unique sound portraits of six locations on the Essex coast. The project has been developed as part of Estuary 2021.

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Helen Cox has written an article for Medium on "The 3 Biggest Challenges of Independent Publishing".

April 2021

Cover of "A Witch Hunt in Whitby" by Helen Cox

A Witch Hunt in Whitby, the latest in the Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries series by Helen Cox, is out now from Quercus.

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Julie Irigaray's debut poetry pamphlet Whalers, Witchers and Gauchos is out now from Nine Pens Press.

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Charlotte Heather's story "A Haunting Too Close to the Heart" has been published in Issue 3 of the New Gothic Review.

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Dawn King has been named as one of the finalists for the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play The Trials.

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Sarah Westcott's second collection of poetry, Bloom, is out now from Pavilion Poetry. "[T]hese beautiful poems pivot upon a strange dazzling curiosity. They urge us to kneel in the long grass and pay tender attention to the spaces within nature and within ourselves where life blooms" (Liz Berry).

March 2021

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Natasha Bell's latest crime novel, This Nowhere Place, is out now from Michael Joseph. "Entirely addictive . . . A dramatic, escapist read" - 5***** Reader Review

Cover of "And the Stars Were Burning Brightly" and headshot of author Danielle Jawando

Danielle Jawando's novel And The Stars Were Burning Brightly has been shortlisted for the 2021 YA Book Prize.

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Alan Nixon directed the comedy series Reluctant Persuaders, which begins airing this month on BBC Radio 4.

January 2021

Cover of "Coming Up For Air" by Sarah LeipcigerThe paperback edition of Sarah Leipciger's latest novel Coming Up for Air has been published by Doubleday.

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  • Jonathan Barnes' latest novel, Dracula's Child, is out now from Titan Books.

  • Ella Frears' poetry collection Shine, Darling has been shortlisted for the 2020 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

  • Penny Joelson's latest YA thriller, Things the Eye Can't See, is out now from Electric Monkey.

  • Jennifer Wong's poetry collection Letters Home is out now from Nine Arches Press.

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