Leonora Meriel

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Leonora Meriel is the author of The Unity Game (published May 2017, Granite Cloud) called an “ambitious and thought-provoking novel” by Kirkus Reviews. Her debut novel The Woman Behind the Waterfall (October 2016) was hailed as “strange and beautiful” by writer Esther Freud, “a literary work of art” by Richmond Magazine and “an intoxicating world” by Kirkus Reviews. She is one of a select group of independent authors chosen by Waterstones – the leading bookshop chain in the UK - to be stocked nationwide.

Leonora grew up in London but has lived in New York, Kyiv and Barcelona. She worked in business and then as an entrepreneur, before turning to writing full-time. Read her full biography at www.leonorameriel.com

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Leonora Meriel Really, everything in the world around me inspires me. Every single person on the planet (and beyond) has their own experience and lives according to…moreReally, everything in the world around me inspires me. Every single person on the planet (and beyond) has their own experience and lives according to their environment, their dreams, their fears and what they have been taught. This can vary so wildly on Earth, from tribes living isolated in forests, to modern youth living through social media. I'm always eager to find what connects, drives and delights each human being - and what the meaning of it all is. (less)
Leonora Meriel My most recent book is "The Unity Game" which is set in New York City, on a distant planet and in an after-life dimension. I used to live in…moreMy most recent book is "The Unity Game" which is set in New York City, on a distant planet and in an after-life dimension. I used to live in Manhattan, and had wanted to write about it for several years. However I wanted to use it to combine with other perspectives on humanity, as it is such a vivid example of a particular way of living on the planet Earth. This is where I got the idea of combining it with life on another planet, and then life in another dimension. New York is very much about fulfilling the ego, and thus my alien character does not experience ego at all, and the after-life characters perceive humanity from a non-judgemental viewpoint. The three settings and story lines allowed me to explore some big themes that had been mulling for several years.(less)
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Leonora Meriel Stacy wrote: "Merry Christmas Leonora!!!!!!"

Thank you Stacy! Merry Christmas to you too! I hope you got some wonderful books under the tree!


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