DAY 8: Courttia Newland

Courttia Newland is the author of seven works of fiction that include his debut, The Scholar. His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013 and has been optioned by Cowboy Films. He was nominated for the Impac Dublin Literary Award, The Frank O’ Conner award, The CWA Dagger in the Library Award, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and The Theatre 503 Award for playwriting as well as numerous others. His short stories have appeared in anthologies including Best of British Short Stories 2017 and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2016 he was awarded the Tayner Barbers Award for science fiction writing and the Roland Rees Busary for playwriting. He is associate lecturer in creative writing at the University of Westminster and is completing a PhD in creative writing.


Further reading

Read: The Difference Between Me and You in Lit Showcase

Review – A Book of Blues in The Short Review

Follow on Twitter – @courttianewland 


Writing prompt: Write out a shopping list as if money and time was no object. Aim to have 10 things on your list. Weave the contents into a story.