Lyn G. Farrell

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Lyn G Farrell is the winner of the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary Award for her debut novel, The Wacky Man. The story focuses on Amanda, hoping for a better future as her family disintegrates, for a way out from the violence and fear that has consumed her childhood. Can she cling to her sanity before insanity itself is her only means of escape?
Lyn is currently working on her second novel, studying creative writing with the University of East Anglia and experimenting with flash fiction.
You can contact Lyn via Legend Press or
via Twitter @FarrellWrites

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Lyn G Farrell grew up in Lancashire where she would have gone to school if things had been different. She studied Psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, later gaining a
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Lyn G. Farrell Whenever I'm tired of writing, I do writing related things. This could be admin such as sending an email regarding a festival, or research. I find tha…moreWhenever I'm tired of writing, I do writing related things. This could be admin such as sending an email regarding a festival, or research. I find that reading around the subject I'm writing about gets my brain going and generates more ideas and possibilities to jot down.
I also find tidying my workplace helps - clears out the mental cobwebs as it were and refreshes my desire to write.(less)
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I'm going all sci fi and samurai!!
1. The Out-sorcerer's apprentice - Tom Holt.
2. Earthsea - first FOUR books - Ursula Le Guin
3. The Samurai - Shusaku Endo

I have some more on the go, but I'll leave it there for now!(less)
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I wanted to read this because I heard it was my granddad's favourite book. He wasn't a reader, actually, so it was possibly the only book he read.
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I love Barry's writing. To date, I've not picked up a book by him that I wasn't absolutely gripped by. This isn't my favourite of his novels, but that isn't to say it's anything other than good. The beauty of his language and description is there, as ...more
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A gripping tale of families torn apart by politics - and the way that legitimate political movements can get hijacked and become something more monstrous instead.
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Fascinating history of cell culture and also a stark reminder that medicine doesn't operate within a vaccuum but within political and societal norms.
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