Women’s Prize LIVE: Dorothy Koomson + Emma Rowley on writing and inspiration

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Wednesday 7th Apr 2021


Authors Dorothy Koomson and Emma Rowley – two of our judges for this year’s Grazia First Chapter Competition – discussed finding inspiration, how to write the novel you’ve always wanted, and routes into writing and publishing. Plus they will gave some insights into what they’re looking for in the Grazia First Chapter Competition entries.

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About our speakers:

Dorothy Koomson is an award-winning, global bestselling author of 16 Sunday Times bestsellers. She was featured on the 2021 Powerlist as one of the most influential Black people in Britain and appeared in GQ Style as a Black British trailblazer. Dorothy uses her platform to support new writers and recently launched The Happy Author podcast. Her latest paperback, All My Lies Are True, the follow-up to the ITV-adapted, Ice-Cream Girls, is out now, and her next book I Know What You’ve Done, is published in July (Headline) and available to pre-order now.

Emma Rowley is Grazia‘s assistant editor and author of You Can Trust Me, Where The Missing Go, and a non-fiction book, Behind The Scenes At Downton Abbey. She has written many other books as a ghostwriter.

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