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Leone Ross, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, talk featured on TEDx website

Her talk – ‘5 things that writing has taught me about life’ – draws on meaningful and impactful illustrations from her own literary journey as a writer.

Posted: 6 December 2011

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Leone Ross and Creative Writing students

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Leone Ross delighted a global audience with her lecture ‘Five things writing has taught me about life’ at a recent TEDxTalks event in Bratislava.

Drawing on meaningful and impactful illustrations from her own literary journey as a writer, Ross takes the viewpoint that creativity is like medicine. TEDxTalks is the international subsidiary of TED, an innovative intellectual online space that posts videos of talks by remarkable people. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission: ‘ideas worth spreading’.

Ross writes psychological drama, speculative fiction, magic realism and erotica and her first novel, All the Blood is Red, was published in 1996 and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second critically acclaimed novel, Orange Laughter, was listed by Wasafiri magazine as one of the most influential books in the last 25 years, along with Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Derek Walcott. Besides full-time writing, Leone works as Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Roehampton. Her latest novel, The Inevitability of Stroops, will be published in 2012.

See Ross’s talk at: tedxtalks.ted.com

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