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Dr Hannah Lowe
Reader in Creative Writing

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Dr Hannah Lowe is a Reader in Creative Writing.

She is a poet and memoirist, whose work lies between creative writing, memory studies and postcolonial studies. Her completed her AHRC funded PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle, using historical research to narrate the 1947 journey of the SS Ormonde, the immigrant ship predating Windrush. Broadly her writing explores British multicultural society and its links to the Caribbean and China. Recent practice-based research has focused on Chinese arrival and settlement in the UK. 

Dr Lowe is the author of several collections of poetry and a family memoir and the former poet-in-residence at Keats House, London. In 2021, she won both the Costa Poetry Award and the Costa Book Award for her collection The Kids. She is the 2024 recipient of the Eccles Centre-Hay Festival Writers Award for her work in progress, The Woman in The Chinese Collar. She is also a founding member for the Chinese-Caribbean Studies Network.


PhD in Creative Writing, Newcastle Univeristy

MA in Refugee Studies, University of East London

BA (hons) American Literature, University of Sussex

PGCE Post-Compulsory Education

Newest selected publications

Lowe, H. (2022) 'Old Friends'. London: Hercules Editions. ISSN 10: 1-9161971-9-1 ISSN 13: 978-1-9161971-9-0 Open Access Link


Lowe, H. (2022) 'Rock, Bird, Butterfly'. ISSN 10: 1916197183 ISSN 13: 9781916197183


Lowe, H. (2021) 'The Kids'. Hexham, UK: Bloodaxe Books. ISSN 10: 1-78037-581-6 ISSN 13: 978-1-78037-579-3 Open Access Link


Lowe, H. (2019) 'The Neighbourhood'. ISSN 10: 1999679229 ISSN 13: 9781999679224


Lowe, H. (2018) 'In the Frame: Women Writers and the Windrush Legacy'. Wasifiri, 33 (2). pp. 3 - 9. ISSN: 0269-0055 Open Access Link

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