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Creative Writing



Will Eaves, BA, MA (Cambridge) - Assistant Professor

He was Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011 before moving to Warwick , where he is Assistant Professor in the Writing Programme. He is currently researching a novel, provisionally entitled The Ancestors, and working on a long essay about obliquity and creative process, called The Point of Distraction: Writing by other means. His research interests are contemporary poetry and fiction, editing, lyric poetry, the intersection between science and literature, music and literature, the domestic macabre in twentieth-century British fiction (Spark, Bainbridge, Mantel, Simpson, etc). His recent publications are Small Hours (Brockwell Press, 2006) and Sound Houses (Carcanet, 2011).



Maureen Freely, AB (Harvard) – Professor

Author of six novels (Mother’s Helper, The Life of the Party, The Stork Club, Under the Vulcania, The Other Rebecca, and - most recently - Enlightenment) as well as three works of non-fiction (Pandora's Clock, What About Us? An Open Letter to the Mothers Feminism Forgot, and The Parent Trap). Translator of five books by the Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk (Snow, The Black Book, Istanbul: Memories of a City, Other Colours and The Museum of Innocence), she is active in various campaigns to champion free expression. She also works with campaigns aiming to promote world literature in English translation. She has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent and the Sunday Times for two decades, writing on feminism, family and social policy, Turkish culture and politics, and contemporary writing. She is also a member of the Translation, Theory and Practice research group, the Post-colonial and World Literary Studies research group, and the Modern and Contemporary Writing research group.



Michael Hulse, MA (St Andrews) - Associate Professor

His selected poems, Empires and Holy Lands: Poems 1976-2000, were published in 2002. The translator of some sixty books from the German (Goethe, Wassermann, Sebald, etc.), he is also a critic, has taught at universities in Germany and Switzerland, and has read, lectured, and conducted workshops and seminars worldwide. He co-edited the anthology The New Poetry, was general editor for several years of a literature classics series, established the poetry press Leviathan and recently the literary and arts magazine The Warwick Review. He is also a member of the Translation, Theory and Practice research group and the Modern and Contemporary Writing research group.







Dr A.L. Kennedy - Associate Professor










Dr China Mieville - Associate Professor

A writer of fiction and non-fiction. His fiction has won various awards, including the Arthur C Clarke and British Fantasy Awards. Research interests include science fiction, fantasy literature, supernatural horror, experimental/avant-garde writing and critical and Marxist theory.




David Morley, BSc (Bristol) D.Litt – Professor

Professor David Morley’s poetry has won fourteen writing awards and prizes including the Templar Poetry Prize, the Poetry Business Competition, an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award, an Eric Gregory Award, the Raymond Williams Prize and a Hawthornden Fellowship. His poetry collections include Releasing Stone (Nanholme 1989), Mandelstam Variations (Arc 1991), Clearing a Name (Arc 1997), Scientific Papers (Carcanet 2002), Ludus Coventriae (Prest Roots 2003), The Invisible Kings (Carcanet 2007), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and TLS Book of the Year), The Rose of the Moon (Templar Poetry Prize 2009), The Night of the Day (Nine Arches 2009) and Enchantment (Carcanet 2010, Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year). His poetry has featured in many anthologies and on London ’s Poems in the Underground. He has also written Under the Rainbow: Writers and Artists in Schools (Bloodaxe 1991) and the best-selling Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (Cambridge University Press 2007). His work has been translated into many languages, including Arabic. As editor and co-editor his work includes the ‘A’ level set text The New Poetry (Bloodaxe 1993), Of Science (Worple 2000), The Gift (Stride 2002), Phoenix New Writing (Heaventree 2003), No Longer Poetry: New Romanian Poets (Heaventree 2006), Collected Poems of Geoffrey Holloway (Arrowhead Press 2007), The Voyage (Silkworms 2011) and The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2012). David Morley is known for his pioneering ecological poetry installations within natural landscapes and the creation of ‘slow poetry’ sculptures and I-Cast poetry films. His ‘writing challenges’ podcasts are among the most popular literature downloads on iTunes worldwide: two episodes are preloaded on to all demo Macs used in Apple Stores across the globe. He writes essays, criticism and reviews for The Guardian, Poetry Review, Magma, Modern Poetry in Translation, PN Review and other leading journals. He has held a Distinguished Professorial Residency at Monash University and is Professor of Writing at Warwick University , where he is Director of the Warwick Writing Programme. He is also a member of the Modern and Contemporary Writing research group.



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