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Dr Laura Fish

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Laura FishLaura studied at the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded an MA (2002) and Ph.D (2007) in Creative and Critical Writing.

Laura has held academic posts at Newcastle University, as Lecturer in Creative Writing (2013-2014) and RCUK Academic Fellow in Creative Writing (2007-2013); University of East Anglia, Associate Tutor, School of American Studies (25/9/06-15/1/07) and Course Director Centre for Continuing Education (2006) and Associate Tutor, School of Literature and Creative Writing, 2004-2006, Laura was selected by the British Council to promote the work of women in Britain and South Africa and worked at University of Western Cape, Lecturer Cape Town, South Africa , (1999);  Visiting Writer/Tutor, St. Andrews University (1997-98)

Laura has more than ten years’ experience in broadcast television and radio. Her second novel, Strange Music (2008) was listed for the Orange Prize, 2009, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2009. Laura has been invited to read from and talk about her work in Britain and overseas. Laura is also an Honorary Fellow of International Writing Program, Iowa University.

Laura is currently programme Leader for the Creative Writing MA. Laura will be on sabbatical during semester 2 of the 2016/17 academic year. Prof. Michael Green will be standing in as programme leader during this time.

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Newcastle upon Tyne


  • ImaginativeWriting PhD June 30 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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