Teresa Benison

About me

Currently working on an historical novel set in 5th Century Cornwall. Originally part of an oral storytelling project in Cambridge, this has evolved from its Arthurian beginnings into an alternate history of the British Isles – in fact what began as a single novel has the potential to become an entire series spanning centuries.

I am also working on a novel based around a 1970s folk-rock band, but this period falls outside the 50 year definition of ‘historical fiction’ 🙁

As for me, my bio, I have published two contemporary novels with Random House and taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge. I am Co-Founder of the Penzance Writers’ Cafe and am involved with the running of the Penzance Literary Festival. I am also planning a range of workshops at the Exchange Gallery in Penzance

Find me on Facebook and find Writers’ Cafe here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writers-Cafe/282400951892103

From my website

Book Review – Cassandra Parkin, Lily’s House

One of the joys of being on the organising team for the Penzance Litfest is the opportunity it gives me to delve into books that might otherwise have passed me by. I have just finished Cassandra Parkin’s novel Lily’s House. I was reading it with a particular interest in its…

The Road to Madaba

    Facade of St. George’s Church, Madaba I have been thinking about my recent post, Once More on the Road to Cairo, and about my dad – an amazing man who I still miss very much – and about my research trip to Jordan, pre-9/11, which he inspired.  …

Once More on the Road to Cairo – Teresa Benison

At a recent Writers’ Cafe session on using old photographs as inspiration for writing, my search for material led me to some of my Dad’s photos from his time in North Africa during WWII; a few days later I came across a stand-alone extract from a novel I was working on…

 
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