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Mr Will Eaves

Associate Professor

Email: w dot eaves at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3656

Warwick Writing Programme

G.04b, Millburn House

University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL



Mr Will Eaves is a novelist, poet and teacher. He was Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011 before moving to Warwick, where he is Associate Professor in the Writing Programme. His novel-in-voices The Absent Therapist (CB Editions) was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize in 2014. The Inevitable Gift Shop (CB Editions), a collection of poetry and prose, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry in 2016 and specially commended by the Poetry Book Society. He is on the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2017. A new novel will be published in 2018.

Research interests

Contemporary poetry and fiction, editing, lyric poetry, the intersection between science and literature, music and literature, and the domestic macabre in twentieth-century British fiction (Spark, Bainbridge, Mantel, Simpson, etc).

Teaching and supervision

I teach on the undergraduate modules Composition and Creative Writing (EN232) and Practice of Fiction (EN236). I have also taught Modes of Writing (EN124), supervised Personal Writing Projects, and conducted Fiction Workshop 2 as part of the MA in Writing.

Selected publications

The Oversight (Picador, 2001)

Nothing To Be Afraid Of (Picador, 2005)

Sound Houses (Carcanet, 2011)

This Is Paradise (Picador, 2012)

The Absent Therapist (CB Editions, 2014)

The Inevitable Gift Shop (CB Editions, 2016)

Murmur (forthcoming, 2018)

Office hours

Oct 2017–Mar 2018

Autumn Term

Tuesdays: 4pm – 6pm. Other times by appointment.

Spring Term

Wednesdays: 11am – 2pm


Undergraduate modules

EN232 Composition and Creative Writing
EN236 Practice of Fiction