Tim Lott

Tim Lott is the author of ten novels and a memoir, The Scent of Dried Roses, which won the PEN/J.R. Ackerley Prize and is a Penguin Modern Classic. White City Blue won the Whitbread First Novel Award, Rumours of a Hurricane was shortlisted for both the Costa Best Novel Prize and the Encore Award, and his young adult book Fearless was longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Book Award. He has been published in sixteen countries and has worked extensively as a screenwriter.

Tim has been teaching writing for the last ten years. He’s taught at the Faber Academy, Guardian Masterclasses, the Novelry and Brunel University. He has lectured at the University of East Anglia, the How To Academy, the Idler Academy and the School of Life.

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