Speakers "Changing Gears"

5th November 2016

Lindsey Grant

Lindsey Grant is the former Program Director for National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit organization that encourages writers of all ages and backgrounds to draft a novel during the month of November. She co-authored the writer’s workbook Ready, Set, Novel, and she holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and English from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

Prior to graduate school, Grant ran a dog walking and pet care business in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is upon her experiences in the pet care industry that she based her first work of narrative nonfiction, Sleeps with Dogs. She currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband and two cats, where she writes, tries to speak German, and blogs about her attempts to assimilate at ptxpat.tumblr.com.

Jason Donald

Jason Donald was born in Scotland and grew up in South Africa. He studied English Literature and Philosophy at St. Andrews University and is a graduate of the Glasgow University Creative Writing MA.

His debut novel, Choke Chain, (Jonathan Cape) was shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award and the Saltire First Book Award.

His second novel, Dalila, (Jonathan Cape/Vintage) will be available from Jan 2017. He lives in Switzerland.