Enjoy Writing Classes with a Bestselling Author.

Louise Doughty, Author.


Louise Doughty is the author of nine novels published by Faber, including the top ten UK bestseller Apple Tree Yard which has sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone and is published in 30 languages. Louise has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non- fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her popular newspaper column. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers and broadcasts regularly for the BBC. 'Her latest book, Platform Seven, is published by Faber & Faber.

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Louise Doughty, Guest Tutor.

Enjoy writing classes with Louise Doughty at The Novelry. Louise Doughty is a brilliant creative writing tutor and author of the book 'A Novel in a Year'.

Members of The Novelry can enjoy six recorded 90-minutes writing classes at our Catch Up TV in the membership area. 

Sign up to our Book in a Year Program and enjoy a fully coached experience to complete your book.

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Louise Doughty's Books.

If you're writing noir, an upmarket, suspense, crime thriller and you're keen to hit the sweet spot of awards listings and bestseller sales, you'll enjoy lessons with Louise Doughty and love her books published by Faber. Grab yours now!

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Psychological Suspense: Against a rising tide of commuter mayhem, three women struggle in to work.

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Psychological Suspense: A man dies a week after re-writing his will. In it, he has left everything he owns to a woman he has known for only three weeks.

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Crime:A brutal murder punctures the tranquillity of a rural idyll.

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Historical Fiction: A novel of grand scope which sheds new light on the Holocaust and its Roma victims.

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Historical Fiction: Stone Cradle is a love triangle between a mother, son and his wife that asks whether the Romany spirit and traditions can survive the modern world..

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Non-Fiction: Deeply practical, with sound advice at every stage, essential reading for any would-be novelist.

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Psychological Thriller: About bereavement and revenge, desire and infidelity.

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Psychological Thriller: Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But she can't control what happens next.


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Historical Fiction: Turns around the 1965 Indonesian massacres, one of the great untold tragedies of the twentieth century.

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Thriller: Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in eighteen months - surely they're connected?

What Authors Say About Louise Doughty.

JM Coetzee

Gillian Slovo.

“Really powerful storytelling that got inside me in the best way”

(On 'Platform Seven'.)


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Dame Hilary Mantel.

“There can’t be a woman alive who hasn’t once realised, in a moment of panic, that she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong man. Louise Doughty, more sure-footed with each novel, leads her unnerved reader into dark territory. A compelling and bravely-written book.”

(On 'Apple Tree Yard'.)

Ali Smith

Deborah Moggach.

“Utterly mesmerizing, with the pace of a thriller and a sense of profound mystery in the most ordinary of settings. I was hooked from its start to its nerve-wracking, surprising finish.”

(On 'Platform Seven'.)

Louise Doughty at The Novelry.

When you sign up for The Book in a Year Program or The Ninety Day Novel course you will be given priority access to join us for Louise Doughty's writing classes.

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The Book in a Year Program.

Complete a novel to a professional standard. Includes membership, the Classic course, the Ninety Day Novel course to write your novel, and The Big Edit course. 

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The Ninety Day Novel ® Course.

Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way to 'The End'. Find your working practice. Live coaching sessions with your author tutor with membership included.

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