Nat Luurtsema

Nat Luurtsema - Ghostwriter

London, UK

Author of three books, comedy and YA, longlisted for Waterstones Children's Book of the Year; BAFTA-nominated screenwriter.

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Overview

I'm a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, author of three books and experienced writer for film, television and radio. Series writer on Stand Up For The Week (Ch4) and Fake Reaction (ITV2), and in comedy writers rooms for Merman, Working Title Films, Off The Kerb Productions, Tigerlily and Gunpowder and Sky.
I have published three books, a comedy memoir called Cuckoo In The Nest (Hodder and Stoughton, 2010) which was a Sunday Express Book of the Year. I have also written two novels for teenagers; Girl Out Of Water (Walker Books, 2016) which was translated into three languages, published in America by Panmacmillan as Goldfish and longlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book of the Year. The sequel, Lou Out Of Luck (Walker Books, 2018). was nominated for the Bradford Boase award in 2018.
My books have been featured in The Observer, The Daily Mail, Radio 4's Women's Hour and The Guilty Feminist podcast.
My short story, Howling Pack Of Undesirables, was nominated for the Pindrop Studio and Royal Academy of Art short story award.
I am writing thirty five picture books for Playgolf Management, which are being brought to life in a chain of adventure golf courses.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Humor & Comedy
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • 2:1 in English from Oxford University

Awards

  • Nominated for Bradford Boase award 2018
  • Longlisted for Waterstones Children's Book of the Year 2016
  • Nominated for Best Short Film BAFTA 2014 (Writer)
  • Nominated for the Pindrop and Royal Academy of Art Short Story Award 2018
  • Winner of BAFTA Rocliffe Forum 2014
  • Shortlisted for the Half The World Global Literati Award 2017

Work experience

Author

Playgolf Management
June, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Writing a series of thirty five picture books about dinosaurs that are being brought to life in adventure golf parks around the UK.

Series Writer

STV, ITV
October, 2013 – December, 2013 (2 months)

Series writer for comedy show 'Fake Reaction.'

Series Writer

Off The Kerb Productions, Channel 4
September, 2013 – December, 2013 (3 months)

Series Writer for comedy show Stand Up For The Week

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Lou Out of Luck

Nat Luurtsema

Girl Out of Water

Nat Luurtsema

Stars in her eyes, water in her ears, boys on her nerves... Lou Brown is out of her depth.A thoroughly British teen comedy starring a hilariously flawed heroine with a quip for every occasion - perfect for fans of Holly Smale, Holly Bourne, Caitlin Moran and Sophie Kinsella. Lou Brown's life is going down the pan., Best friend Hannah sailed through the Olympic time trials and is off to her fan... read more

Stars in her eyes, water in her ears, boys on her nerves... Lou Brown is out of her depth.A thoroughly British teen comedy starring a hilariously flawed heroine with a quip for every occasion - perfect for fans of Holly Smale, Holly Bourne, Caitlin Moran and Sophie Kinsella. Lou Brown's life is going down the pan., Best friend Hannah sailed through the Olympic time trials and is off to her fan... read more

Goldfish

Nat Luurtsema

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