Job: Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Humanities
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 250 6177
I'm novelist, script and short story writer. My latest book is a crime novel set in Nottingham called Dead Flowers. My previous novels include The Killing Jar, Starfishing, The Okinawa Dragon and The Troll trilogy. I've won a Betty Trask Award, The Authors' Club Best First Novel prize and the Waverton Good Read, as well as a Nottingham Creative Business Award. My short films have starred Brendan Coyle, Steven Arnold and Abigail Hamilton. I also wrote a chapter of the award winning graphic novel Dawn of the Unread
Institute of English
Creative Writing, Fiction, Crime Fiction, Working-Class Fiction, Script Writing
Fiction, Genre Fiction, Memoir, Script Writing
BA Mathematics (York), MA Writing (NTU), MA Fiction - Crime Writing (UEA), Certificate of Research Supervision
BA Creative Writing, MA Creative Writing, PhD Creative Writing
Betty Trask Award, Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, Waverton Good Read, Nottingham Creative Business Award. Shortlisted for: The UEA/Little Brown Crime Writing Award, The Reading Desk Book of the Month, The Goss First Novel Award
Reading Committee, Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2008-2010. Nottingham Literacy Working Group, NUSA, 2010-2012
The Authors' Club, Society of Authors (since 2007) NAWE (since 2006)
Double Take (a crime novel), We all smile, we all sing (an experimental novel), a potential TV series adaptation for The Killing Jar (pending commission), PhD by published works
Writing in the workplace, Y
Julian Pinnock, a novel about Bedlam/the life of JMW Turner, Mira Ho, a horror novel/portmanteau
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