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Linda Kelsey

Contributors

Linda Kelsey is a former editor of Cosmopolitan and SHE, and was twice awarded Editor of the Year. She was also launch editor of Wedding Day and Executive Editor on the launch of In Style. She is now a freelance journalist and Contributing Editor to In Style and Easy Living magazines, writing on travel and books as well as general features. Her work appears regularly in a variety of magazines and newspapers ranging from Brides and Saga to theDaily Mail and Jewish Chronicle. In 2002 she wrote Was It Good For You, Too? 30 Years of Cosmpolitan (Robson Books).

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

Early One Morning

Literary stars, Virginia Baily and Polly Samson, discuss Early One Morning andThe Kindness with fellow-novelist and critic, Stephanie Merrit.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Two of our fastest-rising literary stars, author and editor, Virginia Baily, and Polly Samson, journalist, author and lyricist for some of Pink Floyd’s most celebrated songs, share a platform to discuss their compelling new novels Early One Morning and The Kindness with Guardian book critic Stephanie Merritt.  

2008

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Both Linda Kelsey and Judith Summers have written about lives turned upside down. Here they spoke about the process of putting it all on paper, about how much of yourself you put into a novel and how you protect your loved ones when you write an autobiography. In Linda’s novel, Fifty is not a Four Letter Word , Hope turns fifty and then loses her job, her husband and her mother in the space of a few months but bounces back with gusto.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.