The banker who won’t open his front door, the infertile husband, an artist obsessed with the Lady of Shalott, the letter-writer with a bionic arm, and the essayist existing in several parallel universes: these are some of the characters and situations that we meet in the first published anthology from the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton.
In this collection, edited by Leone Ross, short fiction and nonfiction is presented next to punchy innovative poetry that exploits sound and shape: the writing is witty, sharp and often dangerous.
The distinctive voices reflect the rich and varied teaching going on, in a centre of writing excellence that spans poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, children’s literature and writing for graphic novels and computer games. Experienced teachers, who are also published writers themselves, work with students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, exploring creative work with a rigorous mix of writing theory and practice.
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