Adele Parks: My Path to Becoming a Bestselling Novelist

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Nov 15, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

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After graduating from the University of Leicester, where she studied English Language and Literature, Adele Parks published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified Parks as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch’. Parks has published seventeen novels in seventeen years, all of which have been bestsellers. She has sold over three million copies of her work in the UK alone and is translated into 26 different languages. She writes numerous articles and short stories for national magazines and newspapers, and often appears on radio and TV talking about her work and related matters.

Join Adele as she talks about her career and shares her journey as a successful author.


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