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Guy Mankowski
Doncaster Central Library
Thursday 15 March, 10-11am

Guy Mankowski trained as a psychologist, working in a hospital by day and as a singer of a signed band, Alba Nova, by night. His first novel, 'The Inmates' was a Must Read title for New Writing North's 2011 Read Regional campaign. His second book, Letters from Yelena, was adapted for the stage. His third novel, How I Left the National Grid, was a bestseller for Roundfire. He currently lectures in Creative Writing at York University and holds a PhD in Creative Writing. 

Guy will be talking about his latest book An Honest Deceit.

Author Guy Mankowski

Jenn Ashworth
Doncaster Central Library, Waterdale
Thursday 19 April 7-8pm

Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston. She studied English at Cambridge and since then has gained an MA from Manchester University, trained as a librarian and run a prison library in Lancashire. She now lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 her second, Cold Light, was published by Sceptre and she was chosen by BBC's The Culture Show as one of the twelve Best New British Novelists. In 2013 her third novel, The Friday Gospels, was published to resounding critical acclaim.

Jenn will be talking about her latest book Fell.

Author Jenn Ashworth

Sarah Dunnakey
Doncaster Central Library
Thursday 24 May 10-11am

After brief stints as a college librarian, an education officer and an NHS researcher, Sarah landed her dream job as a Question Researcher on Mastermind. She now writes and verified the questions for a plethora of TV shows including University Challenge and Pointless. Sarah's work, especially researching the Specialist Subjects on Mastermind, has been a rich source of ideas for her writing. Her short story, The Marzipan Husband was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The Companion won the Northern Writers'Award and is Sarah's first novel.

Author Sarah Dunnakey

Richard Smyth
Doncaster Central Library
Thursday 14 June 7-8pm

Richard is a writer, researcher and editor based in Bradford. He is a regular contributor to Bird Watching magazine and reached the final of Mastermind with a specialist subject of British Birds. He writes and reviews for The Times, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Literary Review, The New Statesman, BBC Wildlife, New Humanist, Illustration and New Scientist, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. He also writes novels and short fiction and has written several history books including English History: Strange But True (History Press, 2014).

Richard will be talking about his latest book A Sweet Wild Note.

Author Richard Smyth

 

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