Dr Morag Joss

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

School of Education, Humanities and Languages


Morag Joss is the Subject Coordinator for Creative Writing at Brookes. She is the award-winning author of the three Sara Selkirk novels, Half Broken ThingsPuccini’s GhostsThe Night FollowingAmong the Missing (Across the Bridge) and Our Picnics in the Sun. Her work has been translated into several languages and her fourth novel, Half Broken Things, was adapted as a film for ITV, starring Penelope Wilton and Daniel Mays. She has also written for television, and writes short stories for print and broadcast. Her prizes and shortlistings include the CWA Silver Dagger, the USA Edgar Award for best novel, and residencies at the Heinrich Böll house on Achill, Ireland, and at Casa Ecco, Como, Italy. Her recent work includes new libretti for operas by Donizetti and Offenbach. Prior to joining Brookes, she held Fellowships at the universities of Reading and Southampton, and taught Creative Writing at Oxford University. She has also been a tutor for the Arvon Foundation and for the National Writers Centre of Scotland, Moniack Mhor.

Teaching and supervision


I lead MA Creative Writing modules:

  • Writing Studio
  • Writing Project
  • Writing Voice


Morag Joss is currently working on her ninth novel.



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