Radical new voice in literary fiction secures publishing deal
Graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme Sophie Mackintosh has secured a publishing deal with Hamish Hamilton for her debut novel The Water Cure following a seven-way auction. For further details, see the press release.
Alumna Katy Whitehead has won the 2017 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize
She was awarded the prize for Adventures in Synthetic Fun, an essay exploring the concept of ‘synthetic fun’ coined in the 1960s by Jeremy Sandford, and the changing nature of fun in an era of increasing automation, disputed oppression, widespread affective labour, illusory meritocracy, costly social mobility, divisive politics, and a degraded imagination.
Katy studied on the BA English Literature and Creative Writing and the MA in Writing in the department.
2017 Said Lecture: Rafeef Ziadah's performance now available to watch again
A recording of Rafeef's performance for this year's Edward Said Memorial Lecture is now available for members of the Warwick community to watch again (log in required). Please follow this link.
Complete University Guide rankings
The Complete University Guide rankings were published yesterday, and the department continues its strong performance in national and international league tables. For Creative Writing, the department's Warwick Writing Programme is ranked at number 1 in the UK. For English, we are 9th, and for Theatre Studies (categorised as Drama, Dance and Cinematics), 5th.
Other Warwick departments with joint degrees with English have also performed strongly: Film and Television Studies (categorised as Drame, Dance and Cinematics) and German and Philosophy are each ranked as 5th, and French, Hispanic Studies (categorised as Iberian Languages) and Italian are each at 7th.
The University is ranked at 8th nationally and is the highest rated university in the West Midlands.
Sarah Moss shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize, for The Tidal Zone, https://wellcomebookprize.org
Congratulations to Sarah Moss, shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize, for her novel The Tidal Zone. The prize "celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch our lives."
Sarah Moss is a professor, teaching on the Warwick Writing Programme.
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