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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 commended by the Poetry Book Society. The first chapter of Murmur (CB Editions 2018; Bellevue Lit Press US, 2019) was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2017, and the novel itself is on the shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018. He writes a column for the Brixton Review of Books. Carcanet will publish his Reader of the works of Patricia Beer in 2021.

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

This year I’m teaching Practice of Fiction (EN236), supervising a number of Personal Writing Projects, co-supervising a PhD, and conducting a Fiction Workshop on 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; Penguin Aus, 2015)

The Inevitable Gift Shop (CB Editions, 2016)

Murmur (CB Editions, 2018; Bellevue Literary Press US, 2019)

Office hours

Oct 2018–Mar 2019

Autumn Term

Mondays: 1pm–3pm. Other times by appointment.

Spring Term

Wednesdays: 12 noon – 2 pm


Undergraduate modules

EN236 Practice of Fiction

Graduate modules

Fiction Workshop MA in Writing