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

Currently reading these two gorgeous books in preparation. #amreading #ShelfLife #WolfCountry

Check out this fab roster of #authors signed up to help you with your #writing work-in-progress courtesy of The @riffraff_ldn Manuscript Shakedown. Learn more here>> #amwriting #amediting

We're absolutely delighted that Jameen Kaur, who studied at @citylit with @ikanto121, is one of the six finalists for this year's @guardian @4thEstateBooks BAME Short Story Prize! 🥳

The winner will be announced on 10 September. Good luck, Jameen! 🤞

Today is the deadline to apply for @citylit's #fiction masterclasses starting this autumn! 📣 #amwriting

We're running a term-long intensive and a year-long class, both limited to 10 students max. Enrolment by selective application.

Learn more & apply:

Introducing the @riffraff_ldn for Thurs Sept 5th - @livfranchini (Shelf Life) @richardroper (Something to Live For) Tunde Ferrand (Wolf Country), @holly_watt (To The Lions) and Rosie Price (What Red Was). My co-host is @byTashB. Tix>>

There’s nothing to celebrate in a death. The only people who win here are the men he might have implicated. Justice, and most of all, his victims—all of them lose. Again.

Found my agent in a Romanian gas station 💛🇷🇴 @MariliaSavvides

Excerpt of Do Something in Glamour👇🏾AND 6 days til publication day!!!

I am recruiting! Please #RT so that as many different people as possible get the chance😃
If this sounds like you then please apply according to the instructions in the link (I'm not allowed to respond to separate communication). And good luck!

I'm so excited to be co-hosting September's @riffraff_ldn & talking all things books with @livfranchini, @richardroper, @holly_watt, @TundeFarrand & Rosie Price. Tickets here:

So thrilled & thankful that my twelve black British womxn in #girlwomanother have made the #BookerPrize2019 longlist. Please introduce yourself to them.😌 #experimental

🚨Hey #writers, just one weekend left to apply for teaching roles @citylit! 🚨

We're hiring for specific courses but also for our talent bank, from which we'll recruit for Sept too, so send your CV and cover letter in by Sunday! #amwriting #writerslife

Free marketing tip for you: Be really loud about it when your book is gay. Trust me.

Shortest scary story you can write: 'this is more of a comment than a question, the old man said.'

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

-Maya Angelou

It takes a lot to terrify these days...but this? Genuinely chilling.

Early birthday present for me! Check out my amazing @unicornnights raffle prize win from the super sexy #FascistPanties! Fitting that I'm about to write a murder scene... #jessicafletcher #lizaminelli #amwriting 🌈

If 'being exposed to' different lifestyles determined our sexuality, we'd all be straight. I was exposed to nothing but straight lifestyles for years.
I still grew up gay, but without the support every young person needs - young LGBT people included.

I'm on BBC Politics discussing the rise of political activism and social media :)