• Novel London Literary Festival

    2019 Competition


    Melissa Addey



    Sarah Kovandzich



    Adam Stevenson


    The first Novel London Literary Festival took place in the iconic bookshop - Foyles - on Charing Cross Road on Saturday 17th August 2019.


    The day focused on self and digital publishing, editing and formatting; and showcased 15 emerging and established novelists. The day culminated with a prize ceremony celebrating the winners of Novel London’s first ever competition, launched in June.


    For further updates on the 2020 Festival please send us an email.

  • The Festival

    Technology & Creativity Today

    Author Rohan Quine leads a panel discussing the possible futures of storytelling through new technologies.


    Adam Stevenson

    Kim Sheldon

    Structural Editing

    Do you need help editing your novel? Novelist Dan Holloway discusses the key elements of the editing process opening up on his own approach to new manuscripts.


    Holloway will also lead a ‘live edit’ session of one of this year's Novel London competition entries.


    Featuring Laure Vans Rensburg

    After The Edit

    What do you do after you have finished writing and editing your book?


    Safeena Chaudhry, novelist and organiser of Novel London, will be taking you through a session on how to format your novel to get it ready for publication.


    Featuring: Danielle Cahill

    Novel London Readings

    Join us as we celebrated the work of the competition entrants in an evening of readings.



    Melissa Addey

    Tara Arkle

    Christopher Bowden

    David John Griffins

    Sarah Kovandzich

    Serena B Robins


    The evening culminated in the prize giving ceremony.

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