Creative and non-fiction writing: our tutors' recent accomplishments
All of our writing tutors at City Lit are published authors. Below, you can read a selection of our tutors' many and varied accomplishments.
The Sleep Watcher, the new novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, is out now from Hachette UK. 'Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is one of the most distinctive and luminously original novelists of her generation’ - Sharlene Teo
Rollerdrome, with writing and narrative design by Thomas McMullan, has won Best British Game at the 2023 BAFTA Game Awards.
Josh Lacey's picture book The Pet Potato, illustrated by Momoko Abe, is out now in paperback from Andersen Press.
Live to Tell: (A Proposal For) The Madonna Jukebox Musical, written by and starring Brian Mullin, premiered at the Omnibus Theatre in February.
Paul Laffan's new book Is He Out There?: Debating The God Delusion is out now from Sussex Academic Press.
Arji Manuelpillai's poetry collection Improvised Explosive Device is out now from Penned in the Margins.
A Time to Move South For Winter, the latest picture book by Clare Helen Welsh with illustrations by Jenny Løvlie, is out now in paperback from Nosy Crow.
Claire Collison's pamphlet Placebo is out now from Blueprint Poetry Press.
Dawn King's play The Trials is now running at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Natalie Abrahami. “A gripping parable about the near future” - Time Out
Charlotte Heather's poetry chapbook I, Fig Wasp is out now from Bottlecap Press.
Sinead Keegan's work is included in the Threads of Time anthology celebrating 25 years of the charity Fine Cell Work.
Helen Cox's new mystery novel, A Body by the Lighthouse, is out now in paperback from Quercus.
Two poems by Alycia Pirmohamed have been published by Granta. Read them here >
The City of Dr Moreau, a sequel by Jonathan Barnes to the classic science-fiction novel by HG Wells, is out now from Titan Books.
Written as part of a residency at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, the poetry pamphlet I Am The Mother Cat by Ella Frears is being released by Rough Trade Books.
Alison Woodhouse's flash fiction collection Family Frames is out now, published by Vpress. "Like a treasured album of photographs you'll want to return to again and again" -- Jude Higgins
Our Beautiful Game by Lou Kuenzler is out now from Faber & Faber. "Absolutely magnificent! A glorious tale of football, friendship, feminism and social history." -- Emma Carroll
Hide and Secrets, the new teen thriller from award-winning author Sophie McKenzie, is out now from Simon & Schuster.
The Quality of the Light: A Novel in Five Paintings, by Robert Fraser, is out now from Cranthorpe Millner.
Lawrence Bradby is taking part in a discussion on "Art and Life" as part of the Festival Literário Internacional do Interior in Portugal, which will take as its starting point the work of Portuguese poet Manuel Allegre.
Lawrence Bradby has collaborated with James Wilkes to create Sound Mirrors, a trail of unique sound portraits of six locations on the Essex coast. The project has been developed as part of Estuary 2021.
Helen Cox has written an article for Medium on "The 3 Biggest Challenges of Independent Publishing".
Angela Clarke's episode of BBC3's The Break is now available to enjoy on BBC iPlayer. "Weed" was written by, directed by, and starred disabled talent.
A Witch Hunt in Whitby, the latest in the Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries series by Helen Cox, is out now from Quercus.
Julie Irigaray's debut poetry pamphlet Whalers, Witchers and Gauchos is out now from Nine Pens Press.
Charlotte Heather's story "A Haunting Too Close to the Heart" has been published in Issue 3 of the New Gothic Review.
Dawn King has been named as one of the finalists for the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play The Trials.
Sarah Westcott's second collection of poetry, Bloom, is out now from Pavilion Poetry. "[T]hese beautiful poems pivot upon a strange dazzling curiosity. They urge us to kneel in the long grass and pay tender attention to the spaces within nature and within ourselves where life blooms" (Liz Berry).
Natasha Bell's latest crime novel, This Nowhere Place, is out now from Michael Joseph. "Entirely addictive . . . A dramatic, escapist read" - 5***** Reader Review
Danielle Jawando's novel And The Stars Were Burning Brightly has been shortlisted for the 2021 YA Book Prize.
The paperback edition of Sarah Leipciger's latest novel Coming Up for Air has been published by Doubleday.
Jonathan Barnes' latest novel, Dracula's Child, is out now from Titan Books.
Ella Frears' poetry collection Shine, Darling has been shortlisted for the 2020 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Penny Joelson's latest YA thriller, Things the Eye Can't See, is out now from Electric Monkey.
Jennifer Wong's poetry collection Letters Home is out now from Nine Arches Press.
- Alison Woodhouse's novella in flash fiction, The House on the Corner, is out now from Ad Hoc Fiction.