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From dyspraxia to publication

2 April 2018

‘I was given the audio versions of some Harry Potters, read by Stephen Fry, and realised I could match the sound of the words to their shape on the page... Once I heard those Harry Potter books, I could then memorise them. To this day, I know the first three pretty well perfectly...

I submitted three chapters online to her (his agent Felicity Blunt at Curtis BrownSee Curtis Brown listing), and got an email back saying that she loved it and wanted more. We then worked on some rewriting before the book deal.'

Leo Carew, whose much-heralded fantasy first novel The Wolf has just been published by Headline and whose website features wild places he's visited, with fabulous photos.