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The Writers' Room Library

The Writers Room Library

The Writer's Room Library is a collection of books, poetry, plays and other creative materials. It includes works by Warwick-based authors and a variety of educational materials.

This is a new resource. A full catalogue appears below. Please send a short review of any of these books to David.Morley@warwick.ac.uk and your review will be published on the website.

LIBRARY CATALOGUE
Organised by Author, Title, Publisher, Quantity

 

Loans are for a week only. Take the book and a borrower slip, fill out the borrower slip, and hand it to Peter Kirwan, Office Manager at The Capital Centre.

 

 

Many thanks go the noble student-writers who helped me compile this catalogue:

 

Becci Fearnley

 

Charlotte Jones

 

Anna Lea

 

Swetha Raghunathan

 

Matthew Richardson

 

Thanks to their work, the library is now open,

 

Professor David Morley.

 

 

  • Abbs, Peter & John Richardson, The Forms of Narrative, Cambridge University Press

     

  • Abbs, Peter & John Richardson, The Forms of Poetry, Cambridge University Press

     

  • Addonizio, Kim & Dorianne Laux, The Poet’s Companion, W. W. Norton & Company

     

  • Alexander, Peter F., Les Murray: A Life in Progress, Oxford University Press

     

  • (Ed.) Allen, Walter, Writers on Writing, The Writer, Inc

     

  • Anderson, Linda, Autobiography, Routledge

     

  • (Ed.) Anderson, Linda, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings, Routledge

     

  • Appignanesi, Lisa, The Things We Do for Love, HarperCollins

     

  • Aristotle, The Art of Rhetoric, Penguin Books

     

  • Areté: Issue Sixteen / Winter 2004

     

  • Areté: Issue Eighteen / Autumn 2005

     

  • Areté: Issue Twenty / Summer 2006

     

  • Atkins, Chris, Sarah Bee & Fiona Button, Taking Liberties, Revolver Books

     

  • Attridge, Derek, Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press

     

  • Atwood, Margaret, Negotiating with the Dead, Virago

     

  • Tony Augarde, Oxford Guide to Word Games, Oxford University Press

     

  • (Ed.) Bala, Iwan, Groundbreaking: The Artist in the Changing Landscape, Seren Books

     

  • Bamforth, Iain, The Good European, Carcanet Press

     

  • Barrington, Judith, Writing the Memoir, The Eighth Mountain Press

     

  • Batty, Mark, About Pinter: The Playwright & the Work, Faber and Faber

     

  • Bell, James Scott, Plot & Structure, Writer’s Digest Books

     

  • (Eds) Bell, Julia & Paul Magrs, The Creative Writing Coursebook, Macmillan

     

  • Bell, Madison Smartt, Narrative Design, W. W. Norton & Company

     

  • Bennett, Andrew & Nicholas Royle, Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, Pearson Longman

     

  • Benson, Peter, The Shape of Clouds, Sceptre

     

  • Bernays, Anne & Pamela Painter, What If?, Quill

     

  • Berry, Cicely, Your Voice & How to Use It, Virgin Books

     

  • Berryman, John, Dream Songs, Faber and Faber

     

  • Blake, Carole, From Pitch to Publication, Macmillan

     

  • Blegvad, Peter et al. (Eds Hilda Hawkins & Danielle Olsen), The Phantom Museum, Profile Books, 2 copies

     

  • Blegvad, Peter, The Book of Leviathan, Sort Of Books

     

  • Bly, Carol, Beyond the Writers’ Workshop, Anchor Books

     

  • Bickham, Jack M., The 38 Most Common Writing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them), Writer’s Digest Books

     

  • Boden, Margaret A., The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, Second Ed., Routledge

     

  • Booker, Christopher, The Seven Basic Plots, Continuum

     

  • Boon, Richard, About Hare: The Playwright and the Work, Faber and Faber

     

  • (Introduced by) Botton, Alain de (Eds Andrew Holgate & Honor Wilson-Fletcher), The Cost of Letters, Waterstone’s, 2 copies

     

  • Boulter, Joanna, Twenty Four Preludes & Fugues on Dmitri Shostakovich, Arc Publications

     

  • Brande, Dorothea, Becoming a Writer, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin

     

  • Brigley, Zoë, The Secret, Bloodaxe Books

     

  • (Ed.) Brogan, Kathryn S., 2005 Writer’s Market, Writer’s Digest Books

     

  • Brook, Peter, The Empty Space, Penguin Books

     

  • Brower, Reuben A., Mirror on Mirror, Harvard University Press

     

  • Browne, Renni & Dave King, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Ed., HarperCollins

     

  • Brownjohn, Alan, Collected Poems, Enitharmon

     

  • Bullock, Richard, The Norton Field Guide to Writing, W. W. Norton & Company

     

  • Burns, Jennifer & Loredana Polezzi, Borderlines: Migrazioni e Identità Nel Novecento

     

  • Burroway, Janet, Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, Longman Publishers

     

  • Burroway, Janet, Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Sixth Ed., Longman Publishers

     

  • Burroway, Janet & Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Seventh Ed., Pearson Longman

     

  • Campton, David: ‘Becoming a playwright’, Hale, 1

     

  • Cameron, Julia: ‘The Artist’s way’, Pan, 1

     

  • Casterton, Julia: ‘Creative Writing- a practical guide’, Palgrave Macmillan, 1

     

  • Cixous, Helene: ‘Three steps on the ladder of writing’, Columbia, 1

     

  • Clay, Steven: ‘A Secret Location on the Lower East Side’, Granary, 1

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘What a Carve Up!’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘The Closed Circle’, Penguin, 2

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘Like a Fiery Elephant’, Picador, 2

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘The Rotters’ Club’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘The Accidental Woman’, Penguin 1

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘A touch of Love’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Coe, Jonathon: ‘The House Of Sleep’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Coe, Mandy: ‘Our Thoughts are Bees’, Wordplay Press, 1

     

  • Collins, Brandilyn: ‘Getting Into Character’, Wiley, 1

     

  • Cooper, Jane: ‘The Flashboat’, Norton, 1

     

  • Coover, Robert: ‘Stepmother’, McSweeneys, 1

     

  • Coult, Tony: ‘About Friel: the Playwright and the Work’, Faber and Faber, 1

     

  • Cowley, Malcolm: ‘Writers at Work’, Secker and Warburg, 1

     

  • Cox, Ailsa: ‘Writing Short Stories’, Routledge, 1

     

  • Crowe, Dan: ‘How I Write- The Secret Lives of Authors’, Rizzoli, 1

     

  • Crucefix, Martyn: ‘An English Nazareth’, Enitharmon, 1

     

  • Crumb, R: ‘Coffee Table Art Book’, Bloomsbury, 1

     

  • Curtis, Tony: ‘As The Poet Said’, Poetry Ireland, 1

     

  • Curtis, Tony: ‘How Poets Work’, Seren, 1

     

  • Cutler, Ivor: ‘Gruts’, Methuen, 1

     

 

  • Dawson, Paul: ‘Creative Writing and the New Humanities’, Routledge, 1

     

  • Day, Gary: ‘British Poetry from the 1950’s to the 1990’s’, Macmillan, 1

     

  • Delanty, Greg: ‘Collected Poems’, Carcanet, 1

     

  • Donaghy, Michael: ‘101 Poems About Childhood’, Faber and Faber, 1

     

  • Edgar, Christopher: ‘Educating the Imagination- volume 2’, Teachers and Writers, 2

     

  • Egri, Lajos: ‘The Art of Dramatic Writing’, Touchstone, 1

     

  • Eisner, Will: ‘Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative’, Impact, 1

     

  • Eshleman, Clayton: ‘Conductors of the Pit’, Soft Skull Press, 2

     

  • Fauconnier, Gilea and Turner, Mark, ‘The way we think - Conceptual blending and the mind’s hidden complexities’, Basic Books

     

  • Fletcher, John; ‘About Beckett: the Playwright & the Work’, Faber and Faber

     

  • Forbes, Peter; ‘Scanning the Century’, Penguin Books

     

  • Forster, Julia; ‘Muses – Revealing the nature of inspiration’, Pocket essentials

     

  • Fraser, GS; ‘Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse – The critical idiom 8’, Methuen

     

  • Freedman, Diane P and Frey, Olivia; ‘Autobiographical writing across the disciplines’, Duke

     

  • Frye, Northrop; ‘Fearful Symmetry – A study of William Blake’, Princeton

     

  • Gardner, John; ‘On Writers and Writing’, Perseus Publishing

     

  • Geoege, Don; ‘Travel Writing’, Lonely Planet

     

  • Gerard, Philip; ‘Creative Nonfiction – Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life’, Story Press

     

  • Gilliver Peter, ‘The Ring of Words – Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary’, OUP

     

  • Goff, Martyn Ed; ‘Prize Writing’, Sceptre

     

  • Goldberg, Natalie; ‘Writing down the bones’, Shambala

     

  • Golding, Arthur; ‘Ovid’s Metamorphoses’ Fyfield Books

     

  • Goldsworthy, Vesna; ‘Chernobyl Strawberries’ Atlantic Books

     

  • Gottschall, Jonathan and Wilson, David Sloan; The Literary Animal’, Northwestern University Press

     

  • Graham, Robert; ‘How to write fiction (And think about it)’, Palgrave

     

  • Gray, Simon; ‘The year of the Journcer’ Granta

     

  • Gross, Philip; ‘ The Egg of Zero’, Bloodaxe

     

  • Guin, Ursula K Le; ‘Steering the craft’; The eight mountain press

     

  • Gutkind, Lee; ‘The art of creative non fiction,’ Wiley

     

 

  • Hart, David: ‘Running Out’, Five Seasons Press, 2

     

  • Heffron, Jack: ‘The Best Writing on Writing’, Story Press, 1

     

  • Herliany, Dorothea Rosa: ‘Kill the Radio’, Arc, 1

     

  • Hershman, D. Jablow: ‘Manic Depression and Creativity, Prometheus Books, 1

     

  • Hofstadter, Douglas R: ‘Godel, Escher, Bach-An Eternal Golden Braid’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Holloway, Geoffrey: ‘Collected Poems’, Arrowhead, 1

     

  • Hughes, Derek: ‘Culture and Sacrifice’, Cambridge, 1

     

  • Hughes, Ted: ‘By Heart-101 Poems to Remember’, Faber and Faber, 1

     

  • Hulse, Michael: ‘The New Poetry’, Bloodaxe, 1

     

  • Hunt, Celia: ‘Writing- Self and Reflexivity’, Palgrave, 1

     

  • Hunt, Celia: ‘Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography’, Jessica Kingsley, 1

     

  • Hunter, Jim: ‘About Stoppard: the Playwright and the Work’, Faber and Faber, 1

     

  • Hyde, Lewis: ‘The Gift’, Cannongate, 1

     

  • Kaplan, Tony: ‘The November Tree’, Book Chase Ltd, 1

     

  • Kempton, Gloria: ‘Dialogue’, Writer’s Digest Books, 2

     

  • Kennelly, Brendan: ‘Now’, Bloodaxe, 1

     

  • King, Stephen: ‘On Writing’, nel, 1

     

  • Kiberd, Declan: ‘The Flowering Tree’, Wolfhound, 1

     

  • Kluitenberg, Erik: ‘Book of Imaginary Media’, Debalie, 1

     

  • Knight, Stephen: ‘Sardines- and other poems’, Picador, 1

     

  • Knowlson, James: ‘Damned To Fame- The Life of Samuel Beckett’, Bloomsbury, 1

     

  • Koch, Kenneth: ‘I Never Told Anybody’, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1

     

  • Koch, Kenneth: ‘Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?’, Vintage, 1

     

  • Koch, Kenneth: ‘Wishes, Lies and Dreams’, Harper Perennial, 1

     

  • Koestler, Arthur: ‘The Act Of Creation’, Picador, 1

     

  • Kress, Nancy: ‘Beginnings, Middles and Ends’, Writer’s Digest Books, 1

     

  • Kress, Nancy: ‘Characters, Emotion and Viewpoint’, Writer’s Digest Books, 1

     

  • Kundera, Milan: ‘The Art of The Novel’, Perennial Classics, 1

     

  • Lakoff, George: ‘Metaphors We Live By’, Chicago, 1

     

  • Lakoff, George: ‘Philosophy in the Flesh’, Basic Books, 1

     

  • Larkin, Peter: ‘Leaves of a Field’, Shearsrman Books, 1

     

  • Lamott, Anne: ‘Some Instructions on Writing and Life’, Anchor Books, 1

     

  • Landry, Charles: ‘The Creative City’, Earthscan, 1

     

  • Leahy, Anna: ‘Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom’, Multilingual Matters, 1

     

  • Leeson, Edward: ‘The Times Book of English Verse’, Times Books, 1

     

  • Legat, Michael: ‘Writing Your Life Story’, Hale, 1

     

  • Le Guin, Ursula: ‘The Wave in the Mind’, Shambhala, 1

     

  • Lennard, John: ‘The Poetry Handbook’, Oxford, 1

     

  • Lessing, Dorris: ‘The Grass is Singing’, Flamingo, 1

     

  • Lessing, Dorris: ‘Martha Quest’, Flamingo, 1

     

  • Lessing, Dorris: ‘The Cleft’, Fourth Estate 1

     

  • Lessing, Dorris: ‘Time Bites’, Fourth Estate, 1

     

  • Lessing, Dorris: ‘A Proper Marriage’, Flamingo, 1

     

  • Lian, Yang: ‘Concentric Circles’, Bloodaxe, 1

     

  • Lockwood, Michael: ‘The Labyrinth of Time’, Oxford, 1

     

  • Lodge, David: ‘The Practice of Writing’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Lodge, David: ‘The Art of Fiction’, Penguin, 1

     

  • Lopez, Potter: ‘After Postmodernism’, Continuum, 1

     

  • Lott, Tim: ‘The Seymour Tapes’, Penguin Viking, 1

     

  • Lovejoy, Margot: ‘Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age’, Routledge, 1

     

  • Lukeman, Noah: ‘The First Five Pages’, Fireside, 1

     

  • Loydell, Rupert M: ‘A Conference of Voices’, Shearsman, 1

     

  • Magarshack, David; ‘Turgenev’ Faber

     

  • Maguire, Sarah; ‘A green thought in a green shade’, The Poetry Society

     

  • Marshall, Evan; ‘The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing’, Writer’s Digest Books

     

  • McMillan, Terry; ‘Bresking Ice – An Anthology of Contemporary African American Fiction’, Vintage

     

  • McInerney, Jay, ‘Cowboys, Indians and Commuters’, Viking

     

  • Melville, Herman; ‘The best of Herman Melville, Castle

     

  • Messud, Clare; ‘The last life’, Picador

     

  • Meyer, Thomas; ‘At dusk Iridescent’ Jargon

     

  • Miller, Karl, ‘Authors’, Clarendon Press

     

  • Miller, Kei; Kingdom of Empty Bellies’, Heaventree

     

  • Mills, Paul; ‘ The Routledge Creative Writing Course book’, Routledge

     

  • Moore, Alan; ‘Alan Moore’s Writing for Comics’, Avatar Press

     

  • Nettle, Daniel, Strong Imagination, Oxford University Press

     

  • Neubauer, Joan R., From Memories to Manuscript, Ancestry

     

  • Novakovich, Josip, Fiction Writer’s Workshop, Story Press

     

  • (Eds) Newman, Jenny, Edmund Cusick & Aileen La Tourette, The Writer’s Workbook, Second Ed., Arnold Publishers

     

  • Newstrom, John & Edward Scannell, The Big Book of Business Games, McGraw-Hill

     

  • Obstfeld, Raymond, Novelist’s Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes, Writer’s Digest Books

     

  • (Ed.) O’Hare, Mick, Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?, Profile Books

     

  • Olsen, Tillie, Silences, The Feminist Press

     

  • Ostrom, Hans, Wendy Bishop & Katherine Haake, Metro: Journeys in Writing Creatively, Addison-Wesley/Longman

     

  • Rae, Simon; “Grass”; Top Edge Press; 1

     

  • Rae, Simon; “Shakespeare’s Hamlet Cut to the Bone”; Top Edge Press; 1

     

  • Rainer, Tristine; “Your life as Story; Writing the New Biography”; G P Putnam’s Sons; 1

     

  • Rand, Ayn; “The Art of Fiction”; Plume; 1

     

  • Rand, Ayn; “Answers”; New American Library; 1

     

  • Rand, Ayn; “The Art of Fiction”; Plume; 1

     

  • Rao, Mani; “Echolocation”; Chamelion Press; 1

     

  • Redgrove, Peter; “The Harper”; Cape Poetry; 1

     

  • Redgrove; Peter; “A speaker for the Silver Goddess”; Stride Publications; 1

     

  • Rhodes; Jewell Parker; “The African American Guide to writing and publishing non-fiction”; Broadway Booka/ New York; 1

     

  • Ritter, R. M; “New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors”; Oxford University Press; 1

     

  • Ritter; R M; “The Oxford Guide to Style”; Oxford University Press; 1

     

  • Rodenburgh, Patsy; “The Right to Speak; Working with the Voice”; Methuen Publishing; 1

     

  • Rogow; Zack; “The face of poetry”; University of California Press; 1

     

  • Rouband, Jacques; “The plurality of Worlds of Lewis”; Dalkey Archives Press; 1

     

  • Rozelle, Ron; “Description and Setting”; F. W Publications Inc; 1

     

 

  • Sampson, Fiona: “The Healing Word”; Poetry Places; 1

     

  • Sampson; Fiona; “Creative Writing in Health and Social Care”; Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1

     

  • Sampson; Fiona; “On Listening”; Salt Publishers; 1

     

  • Sansom; Peter; “Writing Poems”; Bloodaxe Books; 1

     

  • Scahefer, Candice and Diamond, Rick; “The Creative Writing Guide”; Longman Inc. ; 1

     

  • Schmidt, Michael; “New Poetries III; An Anthology”; Carcanet; 1

     

  • Schmidt, Michael; “The Story of Poetry”; Weidenfeld and Nicolson; 1

     

  • Schneider, Myra; “Images of Women by Contemporary women poets”; Arrowhead Press; 1

     

  • Seeley, John; Oxford A – Z of grammar and punctuation”; Oxford University Press; 1

     

  • Shapard, Robert and Thomas, James; “Sudden Fiction Continued; 60 New Short Stories”; W. W. Norton and Company; 1

     

  • Shapard, Robert and Thomas, James; “Sudden Fiction International”; W. W. Norton and Company; 1

     

  • Shapard, Robert and Thomas, James; “Sudden Fiction; American Short Stories”; Gibbs. Smith Publisher (Salt Lake City Publishing); 1

     

  • Shapiro, Nancy Larson and Padgett, Ron; “The Point Where Teaching and Writing Intersect”; Teachers and Writers New York; 1

     

  • Shell, Marc; “Stutter”, Harvard University Press; 1

     

  • Showalter, Elaine; “A Literature of Their Own; From Charlotte Bronte to Doris Lessing”; Virago Press, 1

     

  • Sinclair, Andrew; “Patron is Not a Dirty Word”; WH Smith Contemporary Papers; 1

     

  • Sinclair, Iain; “The Verbals”; Worple Press; 1

     

  • Silkin, John; “The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry”; Penguin Books; 1

     

  • Skelton, Robin; “The Practice of Poetry”; Heinemann Educational Books Limited; 1

     

  • Smith, Mark Kelly and Kraynak, Joe; “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Slam Poetry”; Alpha; 1

     

  • Soanes, Catherine and Ferguson, Sheila; “The Oxford A – Z of spelling”; Oxford Universirt Press; 1

     

  • Stein, Sol; “Solutions for Writers”; Souvenir Press; 1

     

  • Stevenson, Robert Louis; “The Lantern Bearers and Other Essays”;
    Cooper Square Press; 1

     

  • Steward, Victoria; “About O’Casey; The Playwright and The Work”; Faber and Faber Publishing; 1

     

  • Strand, Mark and Boland, Eavan; “The Making of a Poem”; W. W Norton and Company; 1

     

  • Strauss, Leo; “Persecution and the Art of Writing”; The University of Chicago Press”; 1

     

  • Strunk JR, William and White, EB; “The Elements of Style” (Fourth Edition); Longman Publishers; 1

     

  • Sullivan, Rosemary; “Poetry by Canadian Women”; Oxford University Press; 1

     

  • Sweeney, Matthew and Williams, John Hartley; “Writing Poetry (Teach Yourself)”; Teach Yourself; Hodder Education; 1

     

  • Vogler, Christopher; “The Writers’ Journey; Mythic Structures for Storytellers and Screenwriters”; Pan Books; 1

     

  • Zeilinski, Siegrfied and Link, David; “Varianthology 2”; Verlag der Buchhandlung (Walter Konig, Koln); 1

     

  • Zinsser, William; “On Writing Well; The Classic Guide to Writing Fiction”; Collins Reference; 1