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New Writing 12: No.12 Paperback – Abridged, 17 Oct 2003
Book 12 of 6 in the New Writing Series
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The most talked-about and widely reviewed forum for the best in new writing; This twelfth volume has been compiled and edited by Jane Rogers, Blake Morrison and Diran Adebayo. Through its annual anthologies of NEW WRITING the British Council launches many new authors and provides a shop window around the world in which vigorous new writing can be viewed. NEW WRITING 12 is the new volume in this series, promoting the best in contemporary literature in the English language in Britain and internationally. It brings together some of the most formidable talents, placing new names alongside more established ones, includes extracts from novels in progress, non-fiction essays, short stories and poetry. Distinctive, innovative and entertaining, it is essential reading for all those interested in British writing today
About the Author
Jane Rogers was born in London in 1952. She is the author of six novels, including 'Her Living Image' (1984), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, and 'Promised Lands' (1995), winner of the Writers' Guild Award. She is the Editor of the OUP Good Fiction Guide, (2001). Jane also writes for television and radio, and her television adaptation of her novel 'Mr Wroe's Virgins' was nominated for a BAFTA Award. She teaches on the MA writing course at Sheffield Hallam University. Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire in 1950. He has worked for the Times Literary Supplement, the Observer, and the Independent on Sunday. Blake's non-fiction books include 'And When Did you Last See Your Father?' (1993), which won the J. R. Ackerley Prize and the Waterstone's Non-Fiction Book Award; and 'As if' (1997). He has also published novels, critical works and plays. Blake is coeditor for The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry (1982). His latest memoir, 'Things My Mother Never Told Me', was published in 2002. He lives in London. Diran Adebayo was born in London in 1968 to Nigerian parents. He read Law at Oxford University and worked as a journalist on The Voice, before working in television as a researcher and assistant producer. The manuscript of his novel 'Some Kind of Black' won him a publishing contract, and the published novel later won the Author's Club Best Novel of the Year award, a Betty Trask Award and the Writers' Guild New Writer of the Year Award. He has since published his second novel, 'My Once Upon a Time' (2000) and is currently at work on a screenplay. He lives in London.
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