• Edward  Parnell

    Edward Parnell

    Agent : Tom Killingbeck

    Edward Parnell lives in Norfolk and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. His first novel The Listeners (2014), won the Rethink New Novels Prize. Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country (William Collins, 2019), a work of narrative non-fiction, is a moving exploration of what has haunted our writers and artists – as well as his own haunted past. It is a unique and elegiac meditation on grief, memory and longing, and of the redemptive power of stories and nature. Ghostland was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize, awarded for a literary autobiography of excellence.

    Edward has previously worked for a number of conservation organisations, and in television production, and has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He is the Literary Director of the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History, and was the the Director (between 2013–18) of the Wymondham Words literature festival, whose visiting authors included Rose Tremain, Sarah Perry, Mark Cocker, Louis de Bernières and Wendy Cope. He also teaches creative non-fiction for the National Centre for Writing.