20 Nov, Writers Centre Victoria, Melbourne

What Every Debut Novelist Needs to Know

Venue: Wheelers Centre

Time: 6-7.30pm.

Prepare for your upcoming publication and give your debut the best chance for success.

In this workshop, you’ll discuss how to keep momentum going once your book is out in the world. This talk will give you the key do’s and don’ts from a master communicator and award winning novelist.

You will learn

  • how to make that debut stand out
  • how to plan ahead for the day they get that book contract
  • how to prepare for publication day and
  • how to kickstart new interest in your novel

About Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, ‘The Good Son’, won The Polari First Novel Prize, The McCrea Literary Award, was Brighton’s City Reads 2016 and part of the UK’s World Book Night 2017. His short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies, on BBC Radio 3,4 & 5 and he is the founder of London Short Story Festival. His work has appeared on TV, on stage in London’s West End and has been translated into 7 languages.


The Good Son 3rd EditonWinner of The Polari Prize

“Pungently funny and shot through with streaks of aching sadness.” Patrick Gale
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.” Lisa McInerney
“Funny, raw and endlessly entertaining.” Johnathan Coe