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

Little Wrecks and Great Launches – Meredith Miller at Writers’ Cafe

Author Meredith Miller visited Writers’ Café on August 16th, to give us insider tips on the road to publication, how to get noticed and – well – great launches.  And the only example of ‘Little Wrecks’ was the book of the same title.   Available as a hardback online and…

Cream Teas and Morris Dancing

I live in Cornwall and have done since 2011, but I can’t remember the last time I had a cream tea.   That said, I do have a sweet tooth, which means I’m a sucker for a cream tea; I also have some very romantic notions about them. On holiday…

Plundering the Family Silver … or at least, the archive of experience

I have been lapping up the coverage for Patrick Gale’s Man in an Orange Shirt and find the source material, the story of his parents’ marriage, deeply moving.   In brief, his mother discovered evidence that Patrick’s father was in love with another man but, because in those days homosexuality…

 
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