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Lecturing and supporting students across a range of FE and HE qualifications including degrees in Professsional Writing and English Studies. Specialisms in short story, long-form prose fiction, screenwriting for film and television, and writing for radio.
Lecturing and supporting students across a range of FE and HE qualifications including degrees in Professsional Writing and English Studies. Specialisms in short story, long-form prose fiction in multiple genres, screenwriting for film and television, and writing for radio.
London, 1666. Agent provocateur Rufus Challis is given a secret mission by the Dutch government; an attack on England's capital in reprisal for wartime losses suffered that summer. He has a single weekend to put his plan into motion. When Tom Farriner, second son to the King's baker, intercepts an aspect of Challis's plan, he investigates. Already, a friend's blood stains the cobbles. Is Tom m... read more
This anthology is a collection of twenty stories from the winning entries of the 2014 Bath Short Story Award. From the baked bean coloured world of The Ghost Boy to the garden war-zone of No Man's Land, through the revelations in The Language of Birds and a pivotal encounter in a shoe shop in The Beautiful Thing, a wealth of subjects is covered in unique and insightful ways. The 2014 award was... read more
The first Bath Short Story Award was launched in 2012. By the time the competition ended in March 2013 there were almost 1,200 entries from all over the world, varying in content and perspective. Themes included war, love, relationship struggles, bereavement, neglect, abuse and the curious things people do. The stories here are linked by a common theme – the choices people make or that others ... read more
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