Natasha Bell

Natasha Bell

Author

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.

Publications

Natasha Bell @byTashB

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.@mariatwrites and @EllaFrears introduce students on @citylit's poetry masterclass at @Starofkings last night, as part of our LATE LINES performance eve.

Thanks so much to all of our wonderful students who took part, and to our headlining special guest, poet Sovel Cunningham!

'I wrote a whole book of memoir impelled by the false silver mirage of “show, don’t tell” on the horizon. If I could get there, if I could starve my sentences of myself, I’d produce a formula of my life that would succeed as a novelistic memoir.' 💔 https://lithub.com/the-three-words-that-almost-ruined-me-as-a-writer-show-dont-tell/

wow. lesbian relationship in advertising without using us as shorthand for cool/interesting/different & - crucially - without the lie that it's all ok and has always been all ok. astonishing.
30 Years in the making | The All-New Renault CLIO https://youtu.be/MrNCVAqbCD0

Niche link that perhaps only my editor @JessicaLeeke
will get, but isn't this scarily like Amelia's 'invisible therapy'? #lifeasart #artlife
https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2019/11/kim-kardashian-did-she-hire-a-team-of-therapists-to-spy-on-kanye/

Major #bookpost swoon. 💛 #ExquisiteCadavers by @meenakandasamy 💛 If you need me, this is where I'll be. #amreading #goaway

Twitter pals, I'm terrified but v.excited to think of my second book going out into the world. The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually will be out in May and for the superhumans who pre-order, it's live! Thank you so much to Peter @RCWLitAgency and @JessicaLeeke and all @MichaelJBooks ❤️ https://twitter.com/thebookseller/status/1192728464555724806

Free copies of BETWEEN THE LINES 2019, our #writing anthology featuring work by @citylit students, are now available in the Student Centre!

Please do stop by to pick up a copy, enjoy the work of our wonderful writers & consider leaving a donation to our Student Bursary Fund.

Here it is!

✍️The #LifeWritingPrize will open for entries at midday today & close on Mon 3 Feb

✍️Our fantastic judges are @ThatKerryHudson @Sathnam & Nell Stevens.

✍️New & emerging life writers in the UK, take a look:
https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/projects/life-writing-prize/
We can't wait to read your work!

I'm proud to support the #AxetheReadingTax campaign to make reading accessible to all by removing the 20% tax on eBooks and audiobooks. Digital reading should be treated the same as print and zero-rated. Join the campaign here: http://axethereadingtax.org/get-involved @AxeReadingTax

Ok 12/12 it is - register to vote PLEASE we need young people, women, people of colour voting in this election more than ever https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Second place in the @SunStoryAward - I’ll take that! Thank you so much and massive congrats to the other winners @kljefford @JudyBirkbeck @AstraBloom

👇Exciting news for current & former writing students at City Lit! 👇Apply by 31st Jan to win up to £1000 worth of writing courses! 🤯 #amwriting #writingaward #WritingCommnunity @CityLitWriting

This will be FANTASTIC. Come one, come all. Can I also mention that I am chair of @GoldsmithsPrize and I can promise you ONE WINNER. Scout's honour! https://twitter.com/GoldsmithsPrize/status/1184390665322532866

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of The #BookerPrize2019 are @MargaretAtwood with The Testaments @ChattoBooks and @BernardineEvari with Girl, Woman, Other @HamishH1931 #FinestFiction https://thebookerprizes.com/booker-prize/news/margaret-atwood-and-bernardine-evaristo-winners-2019-booker-prize-announced

Bookshops are the best places to hide from the rain. Today's haul, including the brilliant @KajalOdedra1 💚📚💛 #amreading

Slight subtweet/periodic reminder:

Do not assume that childfree people don't care for others. Don't assume that we don't know what commitment is, or that our days contain spare hours. Don't assume we care any less for children, and for the future of the planet.

Skiving off to see #MarriageStory & this seat is so comfy I don't think I'm ever gonna leave. 😍 #OdeonLuxeLeicesterSquare #lff

An essay for @guardian about heartbreak literature: poems written across bathroom stalls & novels born in burning houses. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/05/aching-truths-why-we-love-books-about-heartbreak

I love the Zadie Smith essay about identity and writing fiction! I'm not 100% on board with all of her points, but I think it brings a wonderful nuance to a conversation that desperately needs it.