The Hungry Writer

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by Lynne Rees

9780993211935-Cover190915 ALT1.inddThe Hungry Writer is a simmered reduction of five years of ‘the hungry writer’ blog by award-winning writer and lyrical lover of food, Lynne Rees. Stories, poems, childhood memories, personal recipes, and 365 Hungry Writing Prompts. Eat, Live, Write.

Sample pages from The Hungry Writer:
 – Slow
 – Take One Red Dragon

Paperback; 246pp; 244×170mm; 978-0-9932119-3-5; September 2015; Cultured Llama; £15.00; Non-fiction; 57 colour pictures throughout. N.B. Postage is free if you order more than one Cultured Llama book

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About the hungry writer

the hungry writerLynne Rees was born and grew up in Port Talbot, South Wales but left in 1978 to work in offshore banking in Jersey. She moved to Kent in 1985 where, for twelve years, she ran her own second-hand and antiquarian bookshop, Foxed & Bound (the inspiration for her novel, The Oven House). She began writing in 1988 after discovering Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones, studied for her Master’s degree in writing with the University of Glamorgan between 1994 and 1996 (with the celebrated Welsh poet, Gillian Clarke) and was awarded an International Hawthornden Writers’ Fellowship in 2003.

She has lived in Florida, Barcelona and, between 2007 and 2011, in Antibes in the South of France, where she renovated an early 20th century Maison de Maître just 200 metres from the Cap d’Antibes and the Mediterranean shoreline. She currently lives in Kent, with her husband, the artist, Tony Crosse, in a house at the edge of their working apple orchard not far from the North Downs, and works as a freelance writer, editor and writing coach.

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Taste, scent, memories and recipes melt into a glorious blend of food, from the South of France to her native Wales and Kent, life-enhancing vignettes about cooking and looking at the world – and practical advice about learning to write as well as she does. Lynne Rees has served up a sumptuous feast for mind, body and soul.

Deborah Lawrenson, bestselling author of The Lantern and The Sea Garden 

The life of a hungry writer is a life of craving, reflection and deep engagement, and The Hungry Writer captures all aspects of that rich way of being. The book tells multiple and interconnected stories: of sources of inspiration and a commitment to inspiring others; of sourcing food and the joy of feeding others; and of the three big themes: love and loss and home. And all told with a passion for words and writing, and a profoundly moving generosity of spirit.

Shaun Levin, creator of The Writing Notebooks  

Authors who love eating as much as writing know that words have flavour and provide sustenance, and that a good read is a satisfying meal for the soul. In this sense, Lynne Rees is a chef, and The Hungry Writer is a feast.

Suzan Colón, author of Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times


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