Read Like a Writer with Megan Bradbury
Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone Is Watching, shares a passage from a book that helped to inspire her writing. Find out how Megan used creative reading as a tool in writing her own first novel, and, crucially, how she whittled down her reading and research into a form where her fiction could really take flight.
Creative and sensitive reading is a must-have addition to any writer’s toolkit. In these friendly sessions combining discussion and a writing exercise, you’ll learn how some of the most exciting writers at work today gain inspiration and technique from the books they love. These sessions are perfect for readers and creative writers of all stripes.
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Megan Bradbury was born in the United States and grew up in Britain. She studied at the University of East Anglia, graduating with an MA in Creative Writing in 2005. In 2012 she was awarded the Charles Pick Fellowship at UEA, and in 2013 she won an Escalator Literature Award and a Grant for the Arts to help fund the completion of her first novel, Everyone is Watching. The novel tells the story of New York City through the geniuses that have inhabited it – among them, Walt Whitman, Robert Moses, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Edmund White. It was published by Picador in summer 2016.
‘A beating heart of a novel’ – Ali Smith
‘Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on’ – Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing