A powerful, heartrending novel about a man on the run from himself—by Governor’s General Award–winning author Kate Pullinger.
Governor General’s Literary Award winner, Kate Pullinger, writes for both print and digital platforms. Her new novel, Forest Green, a story about a logger who works in the forests of British Columbia, comes out in August 2020. Her most recent digital fiction, Breathe, a ghost story that knows where you are, is available for free on your phone. It was shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize in 2019.
In 2009 Pullinger's novel The Mistress of Nothing won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, one of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes. It was also longlisted for the Giller Prize. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects, including Inanimate Alice, have reached audiences around the world. In 2014 Pullinger was awarded the Anne Green Award at Wordfest, Canada.
Kate is Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University where she is also Director of the Centre for Research in the Cultural and Creative Industries. She is currently the academic lead on Amplified Publishing, a project looking at the future of publishing across multiple sectors including books, video, games, magazines, audio, etc.Read more
This text was written for a talk on leadership, given at Bath Spa Uni, 11 May, 2021.
When I was interviewed for my first academic job – a 0.5 Readership in Creative Writing and New Media – in 2005, I was asked by the Dean of the School where I saw myself in five years’ time. I replied, ‘Doing your job,’ which was my idea of a joke given how far I was from a) understanding how universities work and b) being interested in academic leadership or management of any kind. The Dean was not amused. But I did get the job.
And, for the record, I still have zero interest in becoming a Dean.
So how did I get there, to that Readership? Well, I’ll back track and give you a little personal history.
My first book, a book of short stories called Tiny Lies, came out in 1989 when I was a mere sprite. [Read more…]
Amplified Publishing Lunchtime Talk: Creators, Consumers, Content: how to find what you didn’t know you were looking for
In an age of content proliferation across multiple platforms we still somehow end up feeling like there’s nothing to read, nothing to watch, nothing to listen to, nothing to play. Algorithmic recommendation engines do not work well, especially when sometimes invisible paid promotional tools enable one book or song or show to appear more often than another. The serendipity of browsing in an actual shop and the power of word of mouth is incredibly difficult to replicate online. How can audiences find content they’d never normally look for? How can creators find their audiences? The panel, chaired by Kate Pullinger, with panel members James Binns from Network N, Jasmine Richards from StoryMix, and Louise Brailey from Crack Magazine, will explore these issues and more.
Book your free ticket here.
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