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Achievher platform interviews karen osman for their podcast

2 November 2020

Karen shares her learnings to encourage aspiring writers and communicators.

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Kick start your book with karen students share their online learning experience

25 October 2020

Students Eithne Treanor and Michelle Robertson talk about how Kick Start Your Book has helped them through Covid.

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Gulf News Interviews Author Karen Osman

3 June 2020

Gulf News asked long-term Dubai-based expat about life in the city as it slowly returns to a new normal post Covid.

Mums In Biz Podcast Interviews Karen Osman About Author Life

27 April 2020

Emilia Ohrtmann interviews Karen Osman about how she achieved her dream of becoming an international number one best-selling author.

Karen Osman In Top 10 Inspirational Women List by Global Woman Magazine

10 January 2020

All the women have given so much to the world, an extraordinary group of leaders who have inspired and motivated our audience during the year, and they will continue to do so for many more years to come. It is with delight that we end this year with presenting these 10 inspiring ladies making waves around the world.

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Author Interview with Karen Osman about The Perfect Lie

16 December, 2019

The Perfect Lie is a psychological thriller novel. The main character is Claire and tells her story both as a teenager in the ‘80s and today as a successful lawyer, mother, and wife. She takes on a case about a 19-year old girl who has been raped.

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Radio interview about The Perfect Lie

28 November 2019

Karen Osman talks about her third psychological thriller, The Perfect Lie, and what make the perfect crime.

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City Times Interviews Karen Osman about her latest thriller The Perfect Lie

4 November 2019

The Perfect Lie is about an ordinary woman who goes on to do extraordinary things.

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Podcaster Digital Hoos Interviews Karen Osman

10 November, 2019

In the latest episode of podcast Let's Take This Online, Karen talks about writing three novels and entrepreneur life.

karen osman reviews the giver of stars by jojo moyes on dubai eye

19 October, 2019

Special guest Karen Osman joins Dubai Eye 103.8 to review historical fiction.

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Khaleej Times Talks Books with Karen Osman

7 October, 2019

What are you reading now?
The book club pick for this month on Karen's Bookshelf (my online show about books) is The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins, which I've just finished; it was brilliant. I've also just finished Tracey Chevalier's A Single Thread, which is a beautifully written historical story. Next up: Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

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The National Interviews Karen Osman

27 September 2019

'Writing was never about the money, for me it's more a creative pursuit.'
British author and entrepreneur Karen Osman tells Suzanne Locke how becoming a writer changed her view on fiances.

NF Reads Interviews Karen Osman

2 May 2019

NF Reads talks to Karen Osman about her author career, the inspiration for her books, and what's next for the award-winning, best-selling author.

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Karen Osman Interviewed by The Ox

24 April 2019

Pat Black, fellow author and writer of The Ox, interviews Karen Osman about her second novel The Home.

KAREN OSMAN TO HOST TV SHOW FOR BOOK LOVERS

19 February, 2019

Best-selling author Karen Osman will host a new online TV show all about books, in partnership with Borders Middle East. Launching February 2019, “Karen’s Bookshelf” has been created by dubai ON demand and will be broadcast on YouTube and IGTV. Click here to subscribe. 

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KAREN OSMAN PART OF AUTHOR LINE UP
AT EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE

2 January 2018

Karen Osman will be showcasing her recently published novel The Home at the upcoming Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, renowned for its impressive lineup of authors. Held from 1 to 9 March at Dubai Festival City, this year marks its eleventh anniversary.

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Karen Osman Reviews The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris on Dubai Eye

11 April 2019

Karen Osman shares her thoughts after reading The Strawberry Thief, the fourth book in the famous Chocolat series.

Baby & Child Magazine Interview: Fiction to get you through the first four years of motherhood

4 December 2017

Award-winning, Dubai-based author Karen Osman recommends great reads for every stage of parenting babies and toddlers.

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Ananke Magazine's Tete-a-Tete with Karen Osman

6 November 2018

Talking about her literary journey, Karen speaks exclusively with Ananke about her second novel and what she has in store for her readers.

'My literary journey started in 2016 when I won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Prize for my novel The Good Mother. "

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Good Magazine Features writing tips by karen osman

31 October 2018

If you’ve ever thought you had a book in you, but didn’t know where to start, award-winning novelist Karen Osman has some simple advice: just start writing. “Set a timer, even if it’s just for 20 minutes each day. Write as much as you can, and before you know it you’ll have gone beyond what you’d planned,” says Karen. 

Karen Osman Talks Entrepreneurship and life as an author with Khaleej Times

21 September 2018

Prior to coming to Dubai 14 years ago, Karen Victoria Osman worked in publishing and teaching English. After seven years of working for a hospitality company, the time seemed ripe to revive an old dream - that of being her own boss.

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KAREN OSMAN Talks to Shortlist DXB Magazine

23 September 2018

Best-selling author Karen Osman on the best psychological thrillers that stopped her in her tracks.

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Karen Osman Shares her top books for autumn on Dubai eye

17 September 2018

Karen Osman joined presenter Helen Farmer on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM to talk about her book, The Home, and share her recommended reads for Autumn 2018. Included in the list were No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan, The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling, Sharp by Michelle Dean, and Small Fry by Lisa Brennan Jobs.

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Mother, Baby, & Child Magazine Features The Home

5 September 2018

Karen Osman – winner of the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and mother of two – releases her second book, The Home, on all digital platforms. The paperback version hits stands on October 4.

The Good Mother in Amazon top two best-sellers

19 September 2018

The Good Mother, a psychological thriller, has reached the top two best-sellers on Amazon, currently sitting at number two in the thriller category and number three in the suspense category.

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BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KAREN OSMAN RELEASES SECOND NOVEL

25 August 2018

Following on from her previous best-selling success, Karen's second book The Home will be released across all digital formats on 4 September 2018 and in paperback on 4 October 2018, published by Aria Fiction. Another chilling read, the fictional work delves into the darkness of living in a children’s home, casting a shadow over family ties and what it means to belong.

The Mail interviews Karen Osman on her second book, The Home

23 August 2018

An author is adapting to the ups and downs of life as a full time writer as she prepares to celebrate the release of her second book. Last year Karen Osman, 39, formerly of Ulverston but now based in Dubai, won the opportunity of a lifetime by securing a three-book publishing deal. Winning this prize through the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2016, Mrs Osman went on to publish her first novel ‘The Good Mother’, and most recently her second, ‘The Home’.

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Karen Osman's second book cover reveal

25 June 2018

Award-winning author, Karen Osman, reveals the cover for her second book, The Home, in partnership with Crime Book Junkie

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Deals in High Heels Talk Show

24 April 2018

Karen Osman is a guest on talk show Deals In High Heels to talk about her journey as an author, mother, and entrepreneur.

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Karen Osman on Dubai Eye Radio Talking of Books

March 31, 2018

Karen Osman shares her thoughts on talk show Dubai Eye. In this segment, Karen discusses Tangerine by Christine Mangan.

KAREN OSMAN PART OF AUTHOR LINE UP
AT 10th ANNIVERSARY LIT FEST

February 22, 2018

Karen Osman will be showcasing her recently published, award-winning novel The Good Mother at the upcoming Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, renowned for its impressive line up of authors. Held from 1 to 10 March at Dubai Festival City, this year marks its tenth anniversary.

Emirates Woman Interviews Karen Osman on Juggling Babies, Books, and a Business

February 15, 2018

Emirates Woman finds out how Karen Osman grew her business, had a baby and won the UAE’s most prestigious writing award – all in the same year.

Baby & Child Features Karen Osman on Parenting & Passions

January 30, 2018

Award-winning Dubai author Karen Osman reveals how penning her debut book, aptly named The Good Mother, gave her unexpected insights into being a parent.

Karen Osman Shares her Author Life with British Mums Dubai

January 28, 2018

Despite my best intentions to have a kid-free home office, with two young boys, my dedicated workspace often becomes home to sticky fingers, a trail of toy cars, and Peppa Pig’s swing set. While I love hearing the joyful shrieks of my eldest as I twirl him around on my office chair, I am conscious that I really should be working, not playing. (Why are they always at their most charming when a deadline is looming!)

COSTA TEAMS UP WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KAREN OSMAN TO HOST FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

December 1, 2017

In support of the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Costa Coffee UAE has teamed up with award-winning author and winner of the 2016 Montegrappa Writing Prize, Karen Osman, to host a series of creative writing workshops at a selection of its flagship stores across Dubai. The free-to-attend, ninety-minute workshops will give budding writers the perfect opportunity to get started on their writing journey.

The Good Mother Reaches Number 1 on Amazon Australia

November 28, 2017

Karen Osman's debut novel, The Good Mother, reached number 1 on Amazon Australia. The thriller, which has been described as a domestic noir novel, has received incredible reviews and is available for download on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play.

Karen Osman's debut novel is published

October 1, 2017

The Good Mother, written by award-winning writer, Karen Osman, is published and available to purchase on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play. A paperback edition is also available in Sainbury's stores across the UK and in Magrudys in the UAE.

EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE WINNER, KAREN OSMAN, SIGNS 3-BOOK DEAL WITH HEAD OF ZEUS

14 March, 2017

Dubai-based writer and entrepreneur, Karen Osman has signed a 3-book deal with UK publishing house Head of Zeus. The deal comes after Karen won the prestigious Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KAREN OSMAN INCLUDED IN AHLAN! 2017 HOT 100 PEOPLE

22 March, 2017

The ultimate list of pioneers and game-changers in the UAE’s social and cultural landscape.

Karen Osman is featured as one of the UAE’s Hot 100 People, selected for her award-winning debut novel, The Good Mother, which won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2016. The highly anticipated magazine compilation, which takes a year to produce, was released this week at a glamorous party held at El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm. The event showcased a Coachella festival theme and brought together pioneers and innovators in the fields of art, travel and leisure, entertainment, fashion, education, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

BABY & CHILD MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS MOTHER & AWARD-WINNING WRITER, KAREN OSMAN

19 August 2016

Prize-winning expat author Karen Osman, tells us how she plans to balance business, family, and her first novel, all while preparing for second baby to arrive.

DUBAI WEEK MAGAZINE TALKS TO KAREN OSMAN ABOUT HER AWARD-WINNING NOVEL

4 April 2016

Karen Osman’s student digs at the University of Durham overlooked the 200-year-old HMP Durham, where some of the UK’s most dangerous inmates have been incarcerated. Students were offered the chance to write to prisoners in a bid to rehabilitate them. Karen never took the opportunity, but it did inspire her in later life to begin ‘The Good Mother’, a chilling “domestic noir” novel. Although her first foray back into fiction writing since leaving school, it was good enough to earn the 37-year-old mum first place in the Montegrappa Writing Prize, hosted at the recent Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL – STYLIST ARABIA INTERVIEWS AWARD-WINNING WRITER, KAREN OSMAN

29 March 2016

The saying goes that every one has a novel in them (though according to Christopher Hitchens’ witticism, “that in most cases, that is where it should stay”). But not many of us manage to commit one to paper. Karen Osman, however, is in the process of doing just that. She recently won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, a prize for as-yet unpublished, first-time novelists living in the UAE.

THE NATIONAL INTERVIEWS AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND TRAVEL INK FOUNDER, KAREN OSMAN

29 March 2016

Newcomer Karen Osman wins Montegrappa prize for writers in Dubai. Karen had never entered a writing competition. The last time she dabbled with fiction was a few short stories, written more than two decades ago, while still at school. But the British author walked away with top honours at the region’s most high-profile competition for would-be novelists, the Montegrappa Writing Prize, hosted at the recent Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Osman took first prize after impressing judge Luigi Bonomi, a top UK literary agent who praised her work as “exactly what publishers and readers are looking for”.


TRAVEL INK FOUNDER, KAREN OSMAN, WINS MONTEGRAPPA WRITING PRIZE AT THE EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE

12 March 2016

'The Good Mother' is a dark psychological thriller based on a mother’s letters to a prison inmate incarcerated for murder
Karen Osman, the founder of Travel Ink, has won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for her novel Dear Michael. The fictional work is a thriller, set in the North of England about a mother who writes to a convicted murderer in prison. It’s not long before she is involved in a complex relationship with the inmate, which sees her descend into a world of plotting, deception and revenge.

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karen osman launches online course kick start your book 

27 July 2020

Karen shares details of her latest venture, Kick Start Your Book With Karen, an 8-week online course to help budding authors write a book.

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