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Mr David Harrisson Spain

PhD in Creative Writing

David is a second year PhD student at Northumbria University. His thesis is entitled, 'What challenges are there to Political Fiction authors while working with pros fiction?'

Qualifications

  • MA in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle
  • MA (Hons) in English Literature at the University of St Andrews

Contact

david.h.spain@northumbria.ac.uk

Research project

On Reflection: Creative Writing as Practice-Led Research

Supervisor

Prof Michael Green

Biography

Harrison SpainDavid was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1991, and began writing fiction at an early age, taking a great interest in the writing of both prose fiction and screenplays. He studied English Literature at the University of St Andrews, then undertook an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. He has recently completed his first novel, DiMambro: a crime novel based both in Newcastle and Scotland for which he is currently seeking publication, and is working on his second novel as part of his PhD, which is to involve British politics.

Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

Prose fiction, political fiction, crime fiction, screenwriting

Research group

Creative Writing

Current/recent projects

  • Recently completed first novel (actively seeking publication)
  • Sports journalist for the website Inside Pulse (position held since October 2013)
  • Currently planning and writing a collection of genre-crossing novels

Key publications/outputs

Weekly Contributions to the website Inside Pulse


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