The most recent in the series of Visiting Writers, Christopher Nicholson, held a class with Creative Writing students at the University of St Mark & St John , before making an evening presentation to students, staff and members of the public.
Erstwhile radio scriptwriter and producer for the BBC World Service, at the time of his visit , Christopher had published two novels, The Fattest Man in America (2005) and The Elephant Keeper. The second novel was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and broadcast as a serial adaptation for BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week.
During the evening at the university, Christopher discussed his latest work, Winter, a novel based on the life of Thomas Hardy during a long and difficult winter in the 1920s. Winter is due to be published by Fourth Estate in January 2014.
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