Department of English and Modern Languages

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      Hilary Mantel

      “The university is internationally recognised as a leader in Creative Writing” »

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      Philip Pullman

      “Among the Creative Writing courses that I’ve seen – and I’ve seen quite a lot now – the one I’ve seen at Oxford Brookes is certainly one of the best.” »

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      Annie Murray

      Her final project novel, entitled A New Map of Love was published by Pan Macmillan under the name Abi Oliver and she continues to write bestselling historical novels as Annie Murray, for Pan Macmillan.

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      Anne Youngson

      MA graduate and current PhD student, her first novel (2018), has already sold around the world »

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      Helen Eve

      Her debut novel, Stella, was published by Macmillan in 2014 »

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      Catherine Chanter

      Her first full length work of fiction, The Well, won the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2013 »

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      Kit de Waal

      Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Short Story prize »

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      Liam Brown

      His debut novel, Real Monsters, published in 2015 by Legend Press »

  • Creative Writing

    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.

  • Teaching Fellows

    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

    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

    Philip Pullman – author of internationally best-selling trilogy His Dark Materials and La Belle Sauvage.

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    Sarah Dunant

    Sarah Dunant – bestselling author of Sacred Hearts and In the Name of the Family.

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    Patience Agbabi

    Patience Agbabi – star performance poet and author of Bloodshot Monochrome.

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    Nick Cohen

    Nick Cohen – star Observer journalist and bestselling author.

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    John L. Williams

    John L. Williams – responsible for commissioning three titles short-listed for the Orange Prize and one for the Booker Prize.

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    Steven Hall

    Steven Hall – was included as one of Granta Magazine’s ‘Best Young British Novelists’ in 2013.

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    Staff

    Dr Andrew Eaton

    Dr Andrew Eaton

    Lecturer in Creative Writing

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    James Hawes

    Dr James Hawes

    Reader in Creative Writing

    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.

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    Dr Morag Joss

    Dr Morag Joss

    Lecturer in Creative Writing

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