I am a freelance writer.In September 2012 I graduated with a distinction from the MA Professional Writing at Falmouth University.
I am currently writing a creative non-fiction biography of the English writer, Laurie Lee. Entitled As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee. The book retraces his journey across a Spain in 1935 on the edge of civil war that was the subject of his classic book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.
My book takes a fresh look at Lee, examines the life changing impact that Spain had on his life and compares Spain then and now, at a time when it is facing its biggest crisis since the civil war.
The publication of the book is timed to coincide with the Laurie Lee Centenary Year in 2014 http://www.laurielee.org
The book was started as part of my MA Professional Writing at University College Falmouth and I was awarded a distinction for my work on it.
I have received plaudits for the early drafts of the book from established writers and editors:
“This is stunningly good.”
Author: Laurie Lee- The Well-Loved Stranger
“Paul Murphy has a long and deep personal connection with Spain which gives his reflections a good deal of authority.
His writing style is sensitive and full of pleasing images and
unlike many such books, he ‘inhabits” his subject.”
Author of: The Bronski House; The Levelling Sea
“This concept is captivating and inspirational, and the high-quality presentation and lyrical writing style does it much justice.”
Freelance Editor (Clients include Dorling Kindersley and Duncan Baird Publishers)