Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Award-winning novelist appointed MA Creative Writing Teaching Fellow

Friday, 04 April 2014

Steven Hall

The MA in Creative Writing has appointed a new Teaching Fellow. Steven Hall’s first novel, The Raw Shark Texts (2007), won the Borders Original Voices Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

It was translated into more than 30 languages. In 2013, Steven was included as one of Granta Magazine’s ‘Best Young British Novelists’. Steven has also written for Doctor Who and Lonely Planet, and was the lead writer on the major video games Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome. He is currently developing projects with Channel 4, the British Film Institute and the National Theatre, and finishing a new novel.

Steven says “I’m delighted to be joining Oxford Brookes as a teaching fellow. I very much enjoyed my recent visit to the university to discuss my work and was extremely impressed by the students’ insight and passion for narrative. I’m looking forward to returning on a regular basis!”

Director of the MA Creative Writing, novelist James Hawes, is also delighted. “We're proud that every last speck of teaching on the Brookes MA is done by real, practising writers. Steven Hall is a wonderful addition to our team: next year's students are in for an extra treat - and new professional insights.” Steven Hall joins a host of other prestigious fellows on the MA, including Philip Pullman, Patience Agbabi, Kate Clanchy, Nick Cohen, James Meek, Sarah Dunant and John L. Williams, alongside the key academic staff Nikita Lalwani, Tobias Hill and James Hawes.