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Creative Writing taught by experts

At Brunel you’ll supported and surrounded by academics who are experts in their fields, many who have entered into lecturing after years of experience helping to shape the contemporary creative industries.

As a creative writing student, you’ll learn from some of the most respected names in the industry. From award-winning poets to internationally-recognised novelists and writers – some have even written the texts you may have covered at GCSE or A-Level! Our academics aren’t just lecturers who will talk at you. Many have their own distinctive and engaging teaching style and in lectures and seminars their passion for writing shines through. Their knowledge and experience feeds directly into your course content, making sure you’re learning is informed by expert teaching and research.

Our academics have published over 100 books between them, won many awards and honours and written for major national newspapers and magazines across the country. Their experience, contacts and knowledge of the creative industries, can go a long way to putting you on the right track to success as a graduate. They have unique insight into what it takes to make it and can give you tailored advice and support when looking for placement roles or creative writing graduate jobs.

Scratch the surface of just some books from our academics

Fiction

  • Phone, Will Self
  • Refugee Boy, Benjamin Zephaniah
  • The Lies We Shared, Sarah Penny
  • The Beneficiaries, Sarah Penny
  • Zadie Smith, Phillip Tew
  • Hello Mum, Bernadine Evaristo

Poetry

  • Look We Have Coming to Dover! Daljit Nagra
  • Life Within a Psychiatric Mental Health Unit, Sarah Penny
  • Lara, Bernadine Evaristo
  • Ramayana, Daljit Nagra
  • Chick, Hannah Lowe

Children's literature

  • Face, Benjamin Zephaniah
  • J Is for Jamaica, Benjamin Zephaniah

Novels

  • Umbrella, Will Self
  • The Book of Dave, Will Self
  • Child Star, Matt Thorne

Biography/autobiography

  • Prince: The Man and His Music, Matt Thorne
  • Chinua Achebe, Jago Morrison
  • Long Time No See: A Memoir of Fathers, Daughters and Games of Chance, Hannah Lowe

Horror

  • The Jack in the Green, Frazer Lee
  • The Lamplighters, Frazer Lee