Sep 2014

    The writing is in the rewriting

    Jim Crace

    Stratford Upon Avon, 10.30am


    Your novel is finished or well underway. Now - to remove its errors and its blemishes and  to add the extra creative polish that publishers demand and your work deserves- the book needs thoroughly revising and rewriting. That’s a daunting and demanding task – but once you’ve learned the ploys and disciplines of editing, you will find the process surprisingly pleasurable and rewarding. Every careful change you make will be an improvement and an advance.

    Learn how to tackle that tricky final draft with Jim Crace, prize-winning author of twelve novels. 

    Jim Crace read English Literature at London University and worked for VSO in Sudan as an assistant in Sudanese educational television. His first book, Continent (1986), won the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the David Higham Prize for Fiction. Quarantine (1997) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Being Dead (1999) won the Whitbread Novel Award, the National Book Critics’ Circle Fiction Award (USA) and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Harvest (2013) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.

    Booking Information

    This Masterclass will be for a maximum of fourteen people and six places will be reserved for Fellows and Members of the RSL.

    The class lasts three hours and costs £30 for Members and £60 for the public.

    Tickets are distributed by ballot. Please email Swithun Cooper by 15 August using 'Jim Crace Masterclass' as the subject line, to enter your name. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the closing date.


    Stratford Library, Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6PZ.

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