Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World


Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509824403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 13/03/2018
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Travel writing
    Biography & True Stories / Autobiography: literary
    Biography & True Stories / Memoirs
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: $19.99

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'This year's literary sensation' Evening Standard

8000 miles from home
1085 calories a day
3 months to write the novel that would make her name

At least that was the plan. But when Nell Stevens travelled to Bleaker Island in the Falklands (official population: two) she didn’t count on the isolation getting to her . . .

Hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a book about loneliness and creativity. It is about discovering who you are when there’s no one else around. And it’s about what to do when a plan doesn’t work: ultimately Nell may have failed to write a novel, but she succeeded in becoming a writer.

Author Information

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.