Carol Topolski is the author of the Orange prize long-listed Monster Love and Do No Harm, both from Penguin. She is a graduate of the prestigious MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
Before turning to writing full-time, she enjoyed a long and enriching career as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She also served as a film censor with the British Board of Film Classification for twelve years, a music festival organiser, advertising executive, teacher, nursery school director, director of a rape crisis centre and refuge for battered women, and a probation officer.
She lives in London and is married with two daughters.
I started to read it and had an immediate frisson, a feeling of the hairs standing up on the back of my neck.
- Juliet Annan (Penguin) on Monster Love
Snippets on Carol:
Carol, it was a wonderful week. You provided such a warm, encouraging environment to "progress" in my writing.
Carol, thank you for your wisdom and encouragement. You have given this fledgling writer a way forward.
Carol's endearing & supportive encouragement allowed me to explore & develop a creative side that I didn't really think was there.