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Mr Rod Duncan

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: Ext. 7439




Personal profile

Rod Duncan writes alternate history novels, contemporary crime novels, feature film screenplays, poetry, radio drama, short stories and non-fiction. His novels have been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, the John Creasey Dagger and the East Midlands Book award. He won the Leicestershire Book of the Year Award in 2018.

Research interests/expertise

Worldbuilding in fiction. Narrative drive in fiction. The novel as a contribution to discourse.

Areas of teaching

Creative Writing

Courses taught

On the undergraduate Creative Writing BA, Rod teaches Professional Writing Skills and Creative Writing in the Workplace. On the Creative Writing MA he contributes to the Case Study / Negotiated Module and Writing Ecosystems.

Honours and awards

  • Philip K Dick Award finalist 2014.
  • East Midlands Book Award shortlist 2014.
  • John Creasey Dagger finalist 2003.
  • Leicestershire Book of the Year winner 2018.


Rod's creative practice is centred around novel writing, but encompasses other forms. He enjoys artistic collaboration and usually has several narrative projects ongoing.

Consultancy work

Creative writing mentoring and structural editing.

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