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Helen Cullen

 Helen Cullen worked at Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE for seven years before moving to London and establishing a career as an events specialist. Following freelance work for companies like The Times and BBC, she joined Google in 2015 before leaving in 2017 to write full-time. She completed the Guardian/UEA novel writing programme under the mentorship of Michèle Roberts. Her debut novel The Lost Letters of William Woolf was published by Penguin Random House (Michael Joseph), Graydon House in the USA, and in a number of foreign markets, and has been optioned for TV adaptation by Mainstreet Pictures.  Helen was nominated as Best Newcomer in the Irish Book Awards in 2018. Her second novel, The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually was published by Penguin Random House (Michael Joseph) and  Graydon House in August 2020. She has a B.A. in Communications from DCU, M.A. in Theatre Studies from UCD, M.A. in English Literature from Brunel University and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Helen is also a regular contributor to the Irish Time and Sunday Times Magazine. 


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Twitter: @Wordsofhelen


The Lost Letters of William Woolf (Michael Joseph, 2018)

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