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Josie Barnard

Josie Barnard is the author of five books including the Betty Trask award-winning novel Poker Face, which was made into a Film Four short; The Pleasure Dome, which was described in Tatler by Gavin Turk as 'a sexy new novel'; and the creative non-fiction, The Book of Friendship. She has appeared on platforms at literary festivals including Cheltenham, Dartington and Port Eliot. She has worked as an editor and as a print and broadcast journalist, writing features and reviews and presenting programmes for papers and stations including the Guardian, the Telegraph, the TLS and the BBC. She has taught on the Goldsmiths and Middlesex Universities' Creative Writing MAs.

Courses that might interest you...

Writing A Novel

Six-month course with Richard Skinner, Joanna Briscoe in London
Begins 1 October

The comprehensive six-month novel-writing course for the serious writer – perhaps the sort of student who might consider an MA in creative writing but is unable to give up full-time work or family commitments to attend a university.

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Three-month course with Rowan Coleman in London
Begins 22 April

This three-month course is designed for new and apprentice fiction writers seeking inspiration and guidance. Playful, serious and fun, it proposes to query what writing is and why we do it. The course's aim is to encourage a writerly atmosphere and cultivate engagement with ideas and words.

Writing a Novel | Online

Six-month course with Tom Bromley in your computer
Begins 28 May

Get access to Faber's groundbreaking novel-writing course and content wherever you live at any time of day or night. All the study materials and workshop sessions have been specially devised to fit into a busy schedule.

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