Fiction Writing Course : Narrative Drive Course
This famed essential writing course currently operates in London and Leeds.
For more information on when the courses start, contact: email@example.com
Tutor: Jacob Ross
Jacob Ross was born in Grenada, and has lived in Britain since 1984. He is the Associate Fiction Editor for Peepal Tree Press, a novelist, short story writer and a tutor of Narrative Craft. He is the author of acclaimed short story collections, Song for Simone (1986) and A Way to Catch the Dust (1999); co-editor with Joan Anim-Addo of Voice, Memory, Ashes (1998); co-author with Kwesi Owusu of Behind the Masquerade: The Story of Notting Hill Carnival (1986); Ridin’ n Risin and Turf – Anthologies of Short Stories with Andrea Enisuoh. He is also the Fiction Editor for SABLE LitMag and at one time, was the Editor of Artrage, Britain’s leading Intercultural Arts magazine.
He currently lectures in creative writing and international literature in England and abroad. He regularly teaches for The Arvon Foundation and runs writing courses on Narrative Craft in London and Leeds and is a sought after mentor. Hailed as “a writer of formidable technical range and emotional depth”, Ross’s work has been critically acclaimed internationally.
In 2006, Jacob Ross was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was one of the judges of the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize in 2008 and the Tom-Gallon Award in 2009. His first novel, Pynter Bender, was published in September 2008 which received the following accolades:
A Book of the Year – Caribbean Review of Books, 2008
Shortlisted Authors Club Best First Novel Award, 2009
Shortlisted Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2009
Jacob Ross recently won an Arts Council of England Award for his current novel in progress, The Village Above the Wind. Jacob Ross will edit the next Inscribe anthology, with the theme and title of Closure, following the first acclaimed anthology, Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry.