26th of March, 6pm: Gala – Josie Barnard

© Heather McDonough
© Heather McDonough

Josie Barnard is the author of five books, ranging from her recent creative non-fiction ‘The Book of Friendship’ (‘fascinating’, Guardian; ‘discerning’, Observer) to the novels ‘Poker Face’, which won the Betty Trask Award and was made into a Film Four short, and ‘The Pleasure Dome’, which was described by Gavin Turk in Tatler as, ‘A sexy new novel’.  She has produced/presented radio strands, features and programmes for the BBC (including co-presenting a GLR strand with Mariella Frostrup). Barnard has worked as an editor and journalist, writing features and reviews for newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Telegraph and the TLS.  Now Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing with Journalism here at Middlesex University, she has spoken at festivals including Cheltenham and Dartington. You can follow Josie on Twitter: @josiebarnard

Watch an interview with Josie about her work here.

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