Natasha Bell

Natasha Bell


Natasha grew up in Somerset and studied English Literature at the University of York. She holds an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and is currently studying Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.

She lives in south-east London and splits her time between writing and working as a projectionist.

Her debut novel, Exhibit Alexandra, was published in Spring 2018 by Michael Joseph in the UK and Crown in the US.


Natasha Bell @byTashB

Those arrested for the homophobic, lesbiphobic and misogynist brutality and hate crime on the bus in May are 15-18 years old. Now tell me why we don't need education about LGBTQ lives in schools?

Wait, this is the straight pride flag? They don’t even understand how fucking works.

Need time & space to write but don’t have funds for a paid retreat? @nickiwomble is offering 1 lucky (& talented) winner a FREE stay in her beautiful #Cotswolds @Airbnb & I’ll be on hand with a free #mentoring session so #pitchme your novel’s first line using #CotswoldsRetreat πŸ‘

Ahhh, this is beautiful. Solidarity for Ken - he is still facing the threat of deportation and needs help. Sign here:

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I'm so excited to be running a five day Crime Fiction Summer School at City University on July 22nd. You can sign up here! @cityshortcourse @CityUniLondon

Huge congratulations to @ClaireMBullen who studied food writing @citylit with @NikkiS49 and has now published her first book, THE BEER LOVER'S TABLE, with @missjenferguson! Available now from @RylandPeters. Check it out! πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ½οΈ

"Art is like sex, if you don't relax you won't enjoy it," & other inspiring things from the inimitable Siri Hustvedt tonight at the beautiful @StJPiccadilly. Thank u @WaterstonesPicc 😘

Book 2, round 2. I'm going in. #amediting

Woo! #HisPerfectWife is number 41 in the #kindle chart & still only 99p.

My essay 'MPG' has been published on @Another_North. If you're interested in obsessive crushes on nineties teen idols then this one is for you.

Ooh, #HisPerfectWife is #1 in something! Holding a little solo party at my desk 😁🍸

You're exactly on time to meet a friend, but your bus stop arrives 6 pages before the end of your book. Do you:

At that stage of plotting where I think I'll keep this next novel entirely linear, stick to all the rules and draw pretty, uncomplicated three-act diagrams to pin to my walls

Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep going about your day. Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up.

To quote @RonaliCollings: 'Gilead is alive and well in Alabama.'