Frances Merivale

Frances Merivale

Freelance Writer

Biography

Frances Merivale is a London-based writer and editor. Her current novel, The Exceptions, was recently shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award, and is about the first girl to attend an alternative rehabilitation school in the 1960’s. Her previous novel, Cargo, won her an Arts Council grant to travel on a cargo ship for the research. Frances has a strong sense story structure, learnt from years spent writing in-depth reports for UN organisations. She also has a particular interest in character-driven novels, strong prose and unexpected observations. She loves getting stuck into other people’s novels and figuring out ways to make the story as tight as possible. Frances has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, and is a graduate from Curtis Brown’s six-month writing programme.