How I Write: Natasha Carthew | Q&A and Reading | Arvon
How I Write: Natasha Carthew

How I Write: Natasha Carthew

Q&A and Reading
  • Natasha Carthew
Date Wednesday August 7th 2024, 19:15 - 20:15 GMT
Location Online

Hear from the director and founder of the Working-Class Writers Festival as she talks about writing her way out of rural Cornwall. Natasha has written all her books outside, either in the fields and woodland that surround her home or in the cabin that she built from scrap wood. She has written two books of poetry, as well as three novels for young adults.

Natasha Carthew is a working-class writer from Cornwall. She is published by Hodder, Bloomsbury, Quercus and the National Trust. Her new book Undercurrent: A Cornish Memoir of Poverty, Nature and Resilience, is shortlisted for the Nero Book Awards 2023 and is out now with Coronet/Hodder. She is known for writing on Socioeconomic issues and working-class representation in literature for several publications, podcasts and programmes; including The Booker Prize Foundation, ITV, Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, The Royal Society of Authors Journal, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, The Bookseller, The Guardian, Caught by the River, The Observer, Mslexia, The Dark Mountain Project, The Big Issue and The Economist. Natasha is Founder and Artistic Director of The Working Class Writers Festival and The Nature Writing Prize for Working Class Writers. She guest edited the working-class edition of The Bookseller in 2022 and is recipient of The Bookseller Rising Star Award 2022. She is represented by Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedman Literary Agency.

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