Tutored Fiction Retreat: Amanda Smyth & Paul Murray Guest: Jane Harris

Tutored Fiction Retreat: Amanda Smyth & Paul Murray Guest: Jane Harris

Date(s) - Mon 4th Sep - Sat 9th Sep, 2017
5:00pm - 10:00am

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

This course will suit writers with a work in progress. If you need an intensive period to focus on something which is nearing completion, this is your chance. Paul and Amanda will be on hand to offer constructive advice in one-to-one tutorials on finishing and those final tweaks to plot and character to help make your work the best it can be.

Paul Murray has written three novels, The Mark and The Void, An Evening of Long Goodbyes and Skippy Dies. His stories have appeared in Granta, The Paris Review, the New York Times and elsewhere.

Amanda Smyth is Irish Trinidadian. Her first novel Black Rock won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, was shortlisted for NAACP award, McKitterick Prize, and selected as an Oprah Winfrey Summer Read. Her second novel A Kind of Eden was published in 2013. Her short stories have appeared in New Writing, London Magazine, The Times Literary Supplement and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is writing her third novel, While They Danced The Fire Burned, funded by Arts Council England.

Jane Harris was born in Belfast and brought up in Glasgow. Her debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and she was also shortlisted for the British Book Awards Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. It was followed in 2011 by the highly acclaimed Gillespie & I, and that same year The Observations was chosen by Richard and Judy as one of their 100 Books of the Decade.

Please note, Neel Mukherjee and Sarah Bannan were originally on this course line-up, but had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Grants are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


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

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