Nick Cohen joins MA Creative Writing at Brookes

Thursday, 02 June 2011


Journalist, political commentator and best-selling author Nick Cohen is the latest addition to the group of Creative Writing Fellows who help to teach and inspire students on the MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.

Journalist, political commentator and best-selling author Nick Cohen is the latest addition to the group of Creative Writing Fellows who help to teach and inspire students on the MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.

Novelist and co-director of the MA, James Hawes, said: 'In Nick Cohen our students will come face-to-face with one of Britain's truly great non-fiction voices. Whether it's in his best-selling books or his legendary Observer column, no one mixes high moral purpose and intellectual honesty with fists-up writing like he does. I can hardly wait for his first workshop!'

Nick Cohen joins a remarkable list of Fellows: poets Patience Agbabi, Kate Clanchy, and Bernadine Evaristo; novelists Sarah Dunant, James Meek and Philip Pullman; and co-directors of the MA, novelist James Hawes and poet Jane Yeh.

Nick Cohen commented: 'I'm delighted that the university has invited me to contribute to teaching. I am looking forward very much to working with postgraduate writers.'

Simon Kovesi, head of the Department of English and Modern Languages, said he was delighted with the appointment: 'Nick Cohen's writing is Orwellian in its political scope, its commitment and in its historical and literary insights. He is one of the UK's most significant and serious political journalists. Our students are very lucky indeed that he's now on board.'

Read Nick Cohen's latest writing on his website.

Further details about the MA Creative Writing.