literature & poetry

How to Edit Your Novel with Kishani Widyaratna

Part of London Literature Festival

Get practical advice on how to evaluate your manuscript and tackle the rewriting process from the Picador Books editor, in conversation with Gena-mour Barrett.

Kishani Widyaratna, who has previously worked at Faber Books, Hachette and Penguin Random House, publishes literary fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

She is passionate about nurturing bold new writing talent and is a longstanding contributing editor for The White Review, a quarterly literary magazine.

Her authors include Julia Armfield, Olivia Laing, Andrea Lawlor, Jericho Brown and Layli Long Soldier.

Gena-mour Barrett is a freelance writer and creative content producer from London. She was listed as one of 2019's ‘30 Under 30’ for media and marketing by Forbes.

As a freelancer she has worked for the BBC, The Guardian and The Pool, and she currently hosts the Netflix IX series on the channel's YouTube.

In 2018, she was the recipient of the Roxane Gay fellowship for a woman of colour writing fiction with Jack Jones Literary Arts, and is currently working on her first novel.

Her work was anthologised in Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class, published by Dead Ink Books in 2017.

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Royal Festival Hall
Sunley Pavilion, Level 3


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