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Karen Stevens

Karen Stevens, Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing

Writing a First Novel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

'Writing a First Novel' offers an illuminating read for both aspiring and seasoned writers.  In this inspiring collection of essays, a range of award-winning, established and newly published writers offer highly personal accounts of their creative processes, arming new writers with practical advice, focus and inspiration. The book’s final section presents the perspectives of an agent, a publisher and an author on the business of publishing a first novel.'


Overheard (Salt Publishing. 2012)

Overheard is a collection of short stories which reconnects storytelling with its oral and performative roots. There are stories here for performance, stories which play with sound, stories which dramatise conflicting voices, and stories which are musical in style.


Riptide (Dirt Pie Press, 2013)

Riptide contains 16 new stories, each in some way concerned with flight: Flight in the sense of aeroplanes, flight in the sense of escape, flight in the sense of fancy: journeys, evasion, invention.