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Alison Moore & The Man Booker Prize

Back in May, fellow author Megan Taylor and I gave a talk at the University of Nottingham called ‘From First Draft to Publication’. I talked about my debut novel The Lighthouse, the first copies of which had just been printed. One of the things I spoke about was the fact that my publishers, Salt, had entered …

Alison Moore and Megan Taylor: From First Draft to Publication

Alison Moore and Megan Taylor came to the university on Wednesday 2 May 2012 to read from their most recent works and discuss the process of writing and publication. Alison Moore began the session by discussing how she began her career with short stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including Best British Short Stories …

Jon McGregor: A short talk about the short story

Honorary lecturer, Jon McGregor, came into the school on Thursday 22 March 2012 to give a short talk about the short story. This talk was the first in a series he will be giving here. Jon McGregor’s new short story collection, This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You, led the …

Alan Warner: Narrative Voices, Scene Construction & Landscape in Writing

Alan Warner came to the university on Tuesday 20 March 2012 to discuss the writing process and read from his work. Currently a Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh, Warner has written numerous short stories and six novels including Movern Callar, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and served as the basis of …

Kerry Young: The Challenges of First-Person Narration

Kerry Young came to the university to read from her debut novel and to speak about writing and publishing. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, she has spent much of her career focusing on the writing and editing of non-fiction such as The Art of Youth Work and other professional publications, as well as chapters and articles …

Justin Hill: The Writer in China

Justin Hill came to the university for a series of events in May 2011. As a non-fiction writer Hill has written about Eritrea in Ciao Asmara and China in two works, A Bend in the Yellow River and The Drink and Dream Teahouse. His fiction includes Passing Under Heaven, a novel set in ancient China, …

Patricia Duncker: The Writer’s Unwritten Contract with the Reader

Patricia Duncker came to the university on 24 February 2011 to deliver a talk entitled ‘The Writer’s Unwritten Contract with the Reader.’  Currently a Professor of Contemporary Writing at the University of Manchester, Duncker has written numerous works of fiction and criticism while also serving as editor of Honno, The Welsh Women’s Press. Drawing on …

Launch of Courses in Creative Writing

This event took place on the evening of Wednesday 17 November 2010 and the School was delighted to welcome a wide range of guests that included writing practitioners, lecturers and university colleagues, The Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway and his wife Susan, and last but not least, those involved in the production, publication and development of writing …