Finding Your Voice - Reading List Confirmed

14th October 2021
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20th April 2022
Finding Your Voice

Authors and creative tutors Natalie Young and Alex Hammond reveal the books they'll be referring to during Find Your Voice, our online writing course designed to guide writers looking to build their confidence and explore their personality on the page.

The course is suitable for writers of fiction and creative non-fiction, and will provide all participants with a collaborative space in which to develop individual writing styles and book ideas, making it perfect for writers either in the embryonic stages of a writing journey, or for those with a completed draft but aware of the need to further interrogate their work and/or regain creative momentum.

"The texts we've chosen represent an inspiring blend of voices where the voice of each writer and his/her characters are evident and integral to the full experience of the story," says Alex Hammond. "From Yann Martell's castaway philosopher in Life of Pi to Toni Morrison's spiteful house, no 124, in Beloved – via Stephen King’s essential text On Writing – the books you’ll be reading will inspire, challenge, and expand your understanding of and approach to your own voice as a writer."

A full list of the books that will be referred to throughout the course below, while it's also been confirmed that participants will benefit from a live Q & A with award-winning novelist, Ayisha Malik.

For a full course outline and booking details, click here


Finding Your Voice: Reading List (January 2022)

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison - Beloved


Elizabeth Strout by Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge


Guy Gunarante by In Our Mad and Furious City
Guy Gunarante - In Our Mad and Furious City


Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
Claire-Louise Bennett - Pond


Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Yann Martel - Life of Pi


Stephen King - On Writing
Stephen King - On Writing


Ocean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous


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