Starting out in Fiction Karin Altenberg & Andrew Miller, Guest Andrew O’Hagan

Starting out in Fiction Karin Altenberg & Andrew Miller, Guest Andrew O’Hagan

Date(s) - Mon 7th Sep - Sat 12th Sep, 2020
All Day

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

If you think you have the writing bug but you’re unsure how to get started, Karin and Andrew will guide you through that difficult space between wanting and doing, the ambition and the act. With a mix of daily workshops and opportunities for one-to-ones with the tutors, you will, from the first evening, find yourself being drawn into the grand adventure of writing. No one need feel intimidated. The atmosphere will be one of friendliness and support, a creative balance between the solitary and social, between hard work and fun.

Karin Altenberg has written three novels – Island of Wings, Breaking Light and A Legend of Rivers. She is a reviewer of fiction and non-fiction for the WSJ, and a published translator of poetry, non-fiction and fiction from Swedish into English. Altenberg is a Fellow at the Robert H Smith International Centre for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, US, and an Eccles Centre Makin Fellow at the British Library. Born and brought up in southern Sweden, Karin moved to Britain to study in 1996 and holds a PhD in Archaeology.

Andrew Miller’s first novel, Ingenious Pain, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for the best foreign novel published in Italy. It was followed by Casanova, Oxygen, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Whitbread Novel of the Year Award in 2001, The Optimists, One Morning Like A Bird, Pure, which won The Costa Book of the Year Award 2011, and The Crossing. His novel, Now We Shall Be Entirely Free won The Highland Book Prize 2018 and was shortlisted for The Walter Scott Prize.

Andrew O’Hagan is a Scottish novelist and essayist. His work has been nominated for The Booker Prize and he is the winner of numerous awards, including the E.M. Foster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is Editor-at-Large of The London Review of Books and Visiting Professor of Writing at King’s College. Andrew’s latest novel Mayflies was published by Faber & Faber.

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This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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