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The MA Creative Writing course will grow your writing through work with established writers, industry professionals, teaching specialists and your peers, whilst you experience this most literary of all cities.
Our graduates’ recent achievements mean that agents and publishers really listen when they hear you’re with us. Among many other stand-out successes, in 2018 Anne Youngson's Meet Me at the Museum has met with international success, and Linni Ingemundsen launched the first novel of her two-book deal with Usborne’s young adult list. In 2016 Kit de Waal (pictured with Philip Pullman at our 2013 showcase) published My Name is Leon, which was immediately taken up for adaptation by BBC radio, TV and film; and in 2015 Catherine Chanter’s The Well appeared to international acclaim and was chosen by the Richard & Judy/WH Smith Book Club.
All Major Projects gaining a Distinction are looked at by top agents Felicity Bryan Associates (who visit us each year), with a view to representation, and by legendary London publisher Philip Gwyn Jones, who has commissioned some of the biggest names in fiction. People like this are the gatekeepers of literary success; our aim is to get them to open those gates for you.
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Our Creative Writing Fellows lead on average a major workshop session every other week of each semester as well as other shorter sessions.
Philip Gwyn Jones – was the first UK publisher to have offered contracts to Naomi Klein, Patrick Ness, Arundhati Roy, Lionel Shriver, Zadie Smith and David Foster Wallace, among many others.
Philip Pullman – author of internationally best-selling trilogy His Dark Materials and La Belle Sauvage.
Sarah Dunant – bestselling author of Sacred Hearts and In the Name of the Family.
Patience Agbabi – star performance poet and author of Bloodshot Monochrome.
Nick Cohen – star Observer journalist and bestselling author.
John L. Williams – responsible for commissioning three titles short-listed for the Orange Prize and one for the Booker Prize.
Steven Hall – was included as one of Granta Magazine’s ‘Best Young British Novelists’ in 2013.
Dr James Hawes is the author of six novels with Jonathan Cape including a Sunday Times bestseller and two novels adapted to the screen starring Joseph Fiennes and Michael Sheen respectively. His latest book, was the Waterstones non-fiction book of the month nationally in April 2018. He worked closely with the king of UK adaptation, Andrew Davies, on a screen version of Speak for England.