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Over the coming months, we will feature a number of blogs written by different people involved with the Young Writers Prize.

Katie Stockton  

The young text and the fleeting performance

Katie Stockton is currently studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, where she develops scripts to be performed in University venues, as well as first-person narratives that explore the cultural divide between Wales and England.

Her latest project, a stage-adaptation of a Virginia Woolf piece, is scheduled to be performed in November this year.


Chantal Wright  

Chantal Wright on translation (in conversation with Gonzalo Garcia)

Chantal Wright is Associate Professor in English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick and is also the coordinator of The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

Here she talks to Gonzalo Garcia about her career, life as a translator, and what steps you could take if you decided to translate too.


Irene Zaharidas  

Multilingual writing: Travelling voices

Irene Zahariadis was born in Queens, New York, and was raised in Athens, Greece. She studies English and Creative Writing at University of Warwick, where she is developing her work on multicultural literary production, translation and coming-of-age narratives and is currently writing a piece about growing up with two different cultures.

Her blog looks at how speaking, and writing, in more than one language can enriches the narrative and expressions and possibilities.


Maureen Freely  

Opportunities for new writers in a changed marketplace

Harriet Paige, English graduate from The University of Warwick has recently published her debut novel - Man With A Seagull on His Head (Bluemoose Books). In an interview with The Guardian’s Claire Armitstead, Harriet recalls a former tutor telling her that it was unlikely she’d be published by the time she turned 40.
Professor Maureen Freely, Head of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick, also taught Harriet and is hugely proud of her achievement. She was one of her first students and already writing brilliantly as an undergraduate. Maureen discusses being a new writer in a changed marketplace ​


Reading and writing  

Can reading as we write damage our writing?


Gonzalo is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the Warwick Writing Programme.

His upcoming novel, We Are The End is heavily influenced by his marked interest in Santiago de Chile, video games, digital culture and everyday constructions of narrative. It is currently nominated for the Edinburgh Festival First Novel Award 2017 and launches in September with Galley Beggar Press.


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The adverb is not your friend

​Gonzalo C. Garcia is a PhD graduate at Warwick. His interests are neo-liberal reforms in Chile in relation to cultural authenticity, memory, nostalgia, and historical trauma. He worked on his first novel in Canterbury with Scarlett Thomas, alongside a theoretical thesis involving identity reconstructions in indigenous communities living in urban spaces.

Gonzalo is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the Warwick Writing Programme. He has just finished a novel called We Are The End, a book heavily influenced by his marked interest in Santiago de Chile, the relationship between video games, digital culture and everyday constructions of narrative. It launches in September with Galley Beggar Press.


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The best work is always urgent

An interview with Scarlett Thomas


Jo Pages  

Solidarity and transcending the small-talk: a bookseller's perspective

Jo Heygate, Pages of Hackney


     








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