Circle of Misse

Carol Topolski

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Carol Topolski


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


A Writer Prepares - June 17-21 Book

A Writer Progresses - June 17-23 Book

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Snippets on Carol:

Carol, it was a wonderful week. You provided such a warm, encouraging environment to "progress" in my writing.


October 2011

Carol, thank you for your wisdom and encouragement. You have given this fledgling writer a way forward.


October 2010

Carol's endearing & supportive encouragement allowed me to explore & develop a creative side that I didn't really think was there.


October 2010