About Harriet Griffey

Harriet Griffey leads and facilitates Writers’ Retreats.
She is a London-based ex-publisher, published author and journalist, with an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature.

She is a past commissioning editor at George Allen & Unwin, past editorial director at Macdonald Publishers, a member of The Royal Society of Literature and a tutor with the Creative Writing Consultancy.

Author of over 20 books, she has been published by Penguin, Bloomsbury, Pan Macmillan and Hardie Grant publishers.

She is also editorial consultant to One Hand Clapping magazine, columnist at In The Moment magazine and cultural editor at The Ecologist.

As a print journalist, she has written for all the UK national newspapers and was a past book reviewer for the FT newspaper. As a broadcast journalist, she has worked for both BBC and LBC radio.

Every first draft is perfect because all the first draft has to do is exist.
Jane Smiley