XpoNorth Podcast #013 - Reut Barak, Author

Reut Barak is an Edinburgh based author, journalist and trained opera singer. She tells us about her creative career journey and how she moved form writing non fiction to fiction. Reut also introduces us to her new book “Magic In The Time of Corona” and offers tips for aspiring writers as to how to develop their careers.

Following a short stint in the military, Reut Barak graduated as a trained Opera Singer from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and then worked in Berlin, singing church music by Mozart, Haydn and Bach.

While arranging concerts in the city and managing artists, she discovered her passion for business. She joined fellow entrepreneurs in the 2013-2014 class at the University of Oxford, with a scholarship to study business (MBA), where she found that creativity goes far beyond art. She later had a taste of corporate life, seeing the inside workings of some of the world’s largest finance, energy and manufacturing companies, and wrote for National Geographic.

Leaving the world of corporate drama behind, she now pursues her dreams of becoming a fiction novelist, a self published vegan author, blogger and youtuber. She first arrived in Scotland as a hiker, eager to explore the mysterious highlands, where she got her inspiration for the Evans Witches series.

In this episode Reut describes her journey to becoming a fiction author and offers insight and tips for those who might wish to follow in her footsteps. She also introduces us to her new book “Magic In The Time of Corona”

Show Highlights:

  • Reut explains the shift form Opera to Businesses
  • The origins of her non fiction publishing
  • The move to fiction and introducing “Magic In The Time of Corona”
  • Key tips for those wishing to follow her creative path.

Interviewee: Reut Barak – Author and Journalist
Host: Tim Wright: Tim Wright is co founder of twintangibles a Scottish based management consultancy and an advisor at XpoNorth Digital

Resources / Articles mentioned in the podcast:

Magic In The Time of Corona Website

Funny Fairytales

Raw Vegan Munchies


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