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Dr Fiona Shaw

Assistant Professor

Department: Humanities

Fiona Shaw is the author of the memoir Out of Me (1997) and five novels: The Sweetest Thing (Virago, 2003), The Picture She Took (2005), Tell it to the Bees (Tindal Street, 2009) and A Stone's Throw (Serpent's Tail, 2012), Outwalkers (David Fickling Books, 2018).

Tell it to the Bees, was adapted for film and released in 2018. It stars Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger in the lead roles.

Fiona’s most recent book, the YA novel Outwalkers, was Carnegie nominated, long-listed for the Branford Boase Prize, and shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. It has also been shortlisted for a range of regional book awards including the Lancashire Book Award, Falkirk Book Award, Lewisham Book Award (winner), Warwickshire Book Award (winner) and Hampshire Book Award (winner).

Fiona Shaw

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  • Helen James Establishing parity between words and photographs in memoir essays Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Stephen Fender How can the metafiction novel use its investigation of narrative structure to explore gender identity? Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 12/09/2021
  • Allison Adkins How can a vampire novel be used as an effective medium for addressing contemporary issues for a young adult audience? Start Date: 20/10/2020
  • Stephen Fender Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 08/01/2020

  • Literature PhD September 01 1987
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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