Nell Stevens has a First in English and Creative Writing from Warwick, after which she went on to study Arabic and Comparative Literature at Harvard, and to receive a Marcia Trimble Fellowship and the Florence Engel Randall Graduate Fiction Award for her MFA in Fiction at Boston University. She is currently researching a Ph.D. in Victorian literature at King's College London. She was a finalist in the 2011 Elle magazine Writing Talent Contest, and a runner-up in both the 2014 Mslexia Memoir Competition and the 2015 Mslexia Short Story Prize.
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Part memoir, part travelogue, Bleaker House is a hilarious, heartwarming book about the lessons Nell Stevens learnt whilst becoming a writer.
Nell Stevens, author of Bleaker House, on why her next book - publishing in 2018 - will be a love letter dedicated to her 'own very special, dear friend', Elizabeth Gaskell.