Anna Dean

Biography

Novelist and short story writer. I was born in Cumbria and have lived in the South Lakes for nearly thirty years. I've published an historical novel under my "real" name, Marian Veevers and, as Anna Dean, I write "cosy" mysteries featuring Dido Kent, an amateur sleuth operating in the time and social milieu of Jane Austen. I am presently working on a novel set in the Lake District which touches on the lives of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. I have also written short stories and monologues for radio. I have worked as Writer in Residence for the Cumbria Archive Service and I am particularly interested in the use of archive material as a source of creative inspiration. I have given presentations and led numerous workshops on this subject and I have also taught creative writing to a variety of groups. I work part time for the Wordsworth Trust.

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Genre

Fiction - Crime and Historical

Publications & Performance History

Novels: Bloodlines (Gollancz 1996) A Moment of Silence (Allison and Busby UK 2008) Also published as Bellfield Hall (Macmillan US 2010) A Gentleman of Fortune (Allison and Busby UK 2009. Macmillan US 2011) A Woman of Consequence (Allison and Busby UK 2010. Macmillan US 2012) A Place of Confinement (Allison and Busby UK 2012. Macmillan US 2013) Short stories in magazines and anthologies: Stories on Radio 4 Monologues on the Slave Trade for Radio Cumbria Voices from the Archives (Anthology for Cumbria Archive Service.) WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE","REFERENCE/S Creative Writing classes for various adult education groups. General �fun� workshops for writers groups. Presentations and workshops on the creative use of archive sources.

Workshop & Reading Experience

Creative Writing classes for various adult education groups. General 'fun' workshops for writers groups. Presentations and workshops on the creative use of archive sources.

Reference

On application

Group size preference

Any

Group age preference

Adult

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

Anything considered
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