Carole Morin was Associate Editor of Granta magazine, writer-in-residence in HMP Wormwood Scrubs and Literary Fellow at University of East Anglia where she devised and taught her own course, Autobiography as Fiction; later adapted for the British Council in Africa and China. She has done readings on radio, television and stage and recorded an audio book.
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I’ve done sold-out readings at venues as diverse as Polari, Castlemilk Library (largest council estate in Europe), Southbank Centre, Durham Cathedral, Radio 4, Soho Radio, Martinez, Glasgow University Literary Society, Edinburgh Festival, Beijing Bookworm and Wormwood Scrubs prison.
I I love doing readings and have recorded an audio book of my novel Spying on Strange Men which is on Apple music and Spotify. When I was Associate Editor of Granta magazine I noticed a surprising number of writers drone when they read, even very experienced writers who have great voices in conversation somehow manage to read their own work badly. I learned how to "impersonate myself" so my readings sound natural; even though they are always rehearsed. I read in character and stick strictly to the prescribed length.
When I was Literary Fellow at UEA I devised and taught my own course Autobiography as Fiction which my students described as "life-changing". This series of exercises was designed to sharpen skills to the convert raw material that everyone has into fiction. It was later adapted for the British Council in Africa and China and as one-off workshops. I've also done workshops at Arvon Foundation, libraries and literary societies.
I am able to adapt to having writers of different ability in the same group. I was writer-in-residence at HMP Wormwood Scrubs where participants ranged from illiterate to open university students.
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Carole Morin was born in Glasgow. At 16 she became a 'Junior Diplomat' to the United States. She was Literary Fellow at the University of East Anglia. She was Associate Editor of Granta magazine and writer-in-residence at prison. She has had weekly columns in both the right of centre The Spectator and left of centre New Statesman; according to The Scotsman she is the only novelist to achieve this. She has contributed to the Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman and The Herald. She has lived in Kampala and Beijing and now lives in London.
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