Felicia Yap

Felicia Yap is the author of the speculative literary thrillers Future Perfect and Yesterday. Future Perfect (Headline UK, 2021) is a murder mystery set in a near-future Britain where computers can predict how we live and when we will die. Her debut Yesterday (Little Brown USA, 2017) is about a murder that takes place in a parallel universe where people can only remember one day – or two. She has worked as a cell biologist, a war historian, a university lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader and a catwalk model. One of The Observer‘s Rising Stars for Fiction, Felicia is the recipient of the Hawthornden Castle Fellowship in Scotland and the Ledig-Rowohlt Fellowship at Château de Lavigny in Switzerland.

Felicia has extensive teaching experience, having supervised, mentored and provided pastoral care for students at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.

Felicia Yap Courses

Novel Writing: The Secrets for Success

Felicia Yap

One-day Course

The day course will examine the fundamental building blocks of a strong, compelling (and ready-to-submit) novel. Areas covered include pace and characterisation – with special focus on building tension and suspense – as well as the editing and submission process. The course is suitable for both beginners and those who have started writing but would love additional tips and direction.