2474 Online Guest Writer Event: Non-Fiction – Cal Flyn in conversation with Puja Changoiwala

2474 Online Guest Writer Event: Non-Fiction – Cal Flyn in conversation with Puja Changoiwala

Date(s) - Thu 25th Apr, 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Please join our online Non-Fiction course participants and tutor in welcoming writer Cal Flyn to our virtual floor! In this one-hour session delivered via Zoom, Cal will read from and discuss her work in conversation with Puja Changoiwala, tutor of our current online Moniack in a Month: Non Fiction course. There will also be a short time for questions from our audience.

We are happy to be able to extend access to our online Moniack in a Month Guest Writer events on a ‘pay as you can’ basis.

Guest Writer

Cal Flyn is a writer from the Highlands of Scotland. She is the author of Thicker Than Water (2016), a non-fiction story of racial violence on the Australian frontier, and Islands of Abandonment(2021), a book about the ecology and psychology of abandoned places. The latter won her the title of Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2022 and the John Burroughs Medal for natural history writing; it was also shortlisted for numerous literary prizes including the Baillie Gifford Prize, the Ondaatje Prize, the Wainwright Prize, and the Highland Book Prize. She has also contributed criticism, long-form journalism and essays to Granta, The Times Literary Supplement, FT Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, Guardian Saturday, and other publications. She was made a MacDowell fellow in 2019. www.calflyn.com


Puja Changoiwala is an award-winning journalist and author of three books — Homebound, Gangster on the Run and The Front Page Murders. A critically acclaimed writer of both fiction and non-fiction, she has won over a dozen Indian and international awards for her work.  

Puja is drawn to stories that spotlight lives on the bladed fringes of society — from gangsters trying to outrun their pasts to the caste-based sewer divers of Mumbai to those riding the ‘Internet Express’ trains in Kashmir. Her reportage has been published across the likes of BBC, CNN, The Guardian, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and Foreign Policy, among dozens of other publications across the world. Her books, meanwhile, have been published by HarperCollins and Hachette India. 

A former fellow of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Puja is a recipient of the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Award, the International Centre for Journalists’ Covid-19 Reporting Award, the Journalism for an Equitable Asia Merit Award, the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ (ASJA) Writing Award, the Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, the Iceland Writers Award, among many others.  www.pujachangoiwala.com




We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.


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Online event (standard price) £10.00
Online event (concession) £5.00
Online event (free) £0.00 N/A

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