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Louise Dean, Author & Tutor.

Louise Dean is the author of four novels and has been published globally by Penguin and Simon & Schuster amongst others. 

Louise Dean has won the Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize and Le Prince Maurice Prize, and been nominated for The Guardian First Book Prize, and longlisted for Dublin International Literary Award and The Booker Prize.

Her books have been deemed the top books of their year by The Guardian, The Observer and Publishers Weekly.

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"Dean's observations have a lyrical intensity few can match." The Guardian.

"Dean writes with beautifully controlled clarity. She’s extremely funny, but also humane and moving." The Times.

"Pitch perfect." New York Times. "Dean's characters have the rough edges and surprising grace of real people, and her fierce humanism animates very page."

"One of the world's five most underrated authors." Wall Street Journal.

"Breathtaking." San Francisco chronicle.


"Magnificent." Arena.

"Breathtaking." The Observer.

"Louise Dean's fearless, frank and darkly comic novels have brought a fresh colour and character to English fiction." The Independent.

"Audacious ... remarkable .... with such compassion and perceptive detail - nothing short of astonishing." The Telegraph.

"All her characters are perfectly conceived, their inner dialogues spot on, her observations so sharp they make you wince." Time Out

"Dean, with her superb ear for language and class nuance, gives readers the essence of contemporary British life in this touching and funny family portrait." Publisher Weekly 


"Brit Lit star lives up the hype." Ladies Home Journal.

"Fizzes with talent." The Sunday Times.

"Compassionate and amusing." Times Literary Supplement.

"Dean is an audacious arrival in British fiction. She is unafraid to tackle unsexy or unsafe material." The Guardian.

"Dean's great achievement is showing us how ordinary people can go on with their lives in the midst of extraordinary brutality and how a few are able to do so with compassion and hope." People.

"Dean has a deliciously lucid and seemingly effortless style, as well as the gift of being able to write about each character from the inside, making their motives and actions clear. She has an unerring ear for dialogue." Daily Mail.

What Authors Say About Louise Dean.

JM Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee. Nobel Prize Laureate.

“I read Louise Dean's Becoming Strangers with pleasure and admiration.”

“With clear-eyed compassion, and with all the resources of the novelist's art, Louise Dean leads us through those terrible days when for a while Belfast was a vortex for the worst of the world's cruelty and pain.” (On 'This Human Season'.)


Ali Smith

Ali Smith. Winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award.

Louise Dean is an eloquent architect of strengths and shapes of passion, and remarkable in her harshly lyrical delineations of the lives of women and girls... (This Human Season) is a novel which captures a community's resilience and its humour full of broken glass. Louise Dean describes the exact glint of this spirit.”

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Helen Dunmore, the late Novelist and Poet. Winner of the Orange Prize.

“It is quite hard to put into words the special qualities of this novel although you feel these at once when you begin to read it. Maturity, poise, a certain distinctive humour. I enjoyed Louise Dean's ‘Becoming Strangers’ greatly. It is a very accomplished piece of writing.”

Louise Dean, Tutor.

Louise is known for her warm encouragement of her writers as a teacher. If you're writing general fiction, literary or historical fiction, Louise is the right tutor for you. (For other genres, you might prefer to select one of our other specialist tutors, but Louise is happy to work across the field of fiction.)

“I have wonderful support from Louise herself in our one-on-ones - they are like giant, virtual hugs.” Lauren Vosbein.

“Louise’s advice comes from a place of experience and heart. She instils confidence in people.” Alison Powell.

“With Louise, you have a fabulous tutor, mentor and friend all in one.” Janice Cumberlidge.

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For the writer in search of a story. The course written by Cambridge History graduate and author Louise Dean. Start here to create your novel in any genre. Unlock the story inside of you. From £129 or $165. Start planning your book here.

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Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way. Live coaching sessions with your tutor to ensure the story is strong and you complete that novel this time. From £199 or $269.

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Learn how to write for children and discover the secrets of all-time bestsellers JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, JK Rowling and more. From £129 or $165. Begin your adventure in middle-grade or young adult fiction.

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