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The best characters are those who have a life beyond the pages of a book – as if they are really real. They are powerful, believable, multifaceted, flawed and they make things happen. This course will look at how to create characters who come to life, through exercises and looking at examples of memorable fictional people. Suitable for all levels.
Evaristo’s books include poetry; verse novels including Lara and The Emperor’s Babe; a novel Blonde Roots; and a novella Hello Mum. She received several awards including an MBE in 2009.
Irene Sabatini's The Boy Nest Door: A Novel won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2010. She grew up in Zimbabwe and has lived in South America, the Caribbean and Europe. She is currently working on another novel.
Jane Borodale's novel The Book of Fires was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers.
1 March 2011 -
Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers
Larkin Centre Visiting Writers Series
The Art Gallery, Middleton Hall,
University of Hull
The Zimbabwean writer Irene Sabatini won the Orange Award for New Writers 2010 for The Boy Next Door, "one of the most engaging novels about inter-
Irene flies in from Geneva for a special writer’s event to mark the global centenary of International Women’s Day.