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 in the top books of their year by The Guardian, The Observer and Publishers Weekly.
What Authors Say About Louise Dean.
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. 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.”
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, Your Mentor.
Louise is known for her warm encouragement of her writers as a teacher.
“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.
The Classic Course
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.
The Ninety Day Novel Course ®
Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way. Live coaching sessions with your tutor Louise Dean to ensure the story is strong and you complete that novel this time. From £199 or $245.
The Editing Course
Prepare your novel for success with Louise Dean's own winning formula for successful submission. Revise that manuscript. Get your novel pitch-perfect to publishing standard. From £95 or $125. Become an author.
Writing Children's Books
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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