Ed Siegle, mentored by Kathryn Heyman, has just had his first novel Invisibles published by Myriad Editions.
Says Ed, ‘Kathryn undertook to mentor me through the first 25,000 words of Invisibles, and her input into the early stages of the novel was invaluable to its development. Her intuition for character and guidance regarding structure helped to give Invisibles a solid foundation on which to build the rest of the novel – and at the same time her enthusiasm and sensitive feedback gave me great confidence in my growing voice. Kathryn went far beyond the initial remit, retaining an interest in the novel’s development right to the end and was always available as a sounding board or to lend a critical eye. All in all, Kathryn’s encouragement and sharp creative insight were vital to the shaping of my debut novel, and it was a great pleasure and privilege to be under her wing.’