Literary Workshops 2019

Novel Writing with Anjali Joseph

CJ Humphries

Novel Writing with Anjali Joseph

Anjali Joseph

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí

Mon 15 July to Fri 19 July 2019

09:30 AM


Age Range


This workshop is for those who are working on a novel. How do you stay motivated? What should you do to keep a reader interested in your characters? How can you create great dialogue, convincing settings, and a strong plot? How do you move through writer’s block? And how do you revise your novel until it is ready to be sent out to agents and publishers?

Over the course of five morning masterclasses we will look at these topics and work through exercises. You will also have a chance to discuss your work-in-progress with Anjali Joseph and come away with a plan for what to do next.


Anjali Joseph is the author of three novels. Saraswati Park (2010) won the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, and the Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction in India, as well as being shortlisted for several other prizes. Another Country (2012) was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Award. The Living (2016) was shortlisted for the DSC Prize. She was born in Bombay, read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and did an MA and PhD at the University of East Anglia, where she also taught creative writing for four years. At present she teaches creative writing on Oxford University’s Master’s course and at Queen Mary University of London, as well as online workshops for UEA and Writers Centre Norwich. She lives in Henley-on-Thames and has just finished a fourth novel, Keeping in Touch.