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Cheltenham Literature Festival

Warwick will be a major partner of this year’s The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Exploring the 2017 theme of Who do we think we are? the festival brings the brightest most innovative thinkers to the stage we ask how we can solve the problems that divide us, and debate Britain’s new place on the world stage.

Warwick will be supporting a series of specially commissioned events exploring different the theme from different and thought provoking perspectives.

The festival runs from 6th to 15th October. The full festival programme - which includes Warwick staff and at least one former student - can be viewed at:

Wed 16 August 2017, 16:27 | Tags: Writing Programme, Theatre Studies, Public Event, English

Alumna Harriet Paige - Man With a Seagull on His Head


Harriet Paige has recently published her debut novel - Man With A Seagull on His Head (Bluemoose Books). She studied BA English and American Literature 1997-2000 and MA Writing 2004-05. You can read an interview with her in the Guardian here, including some details on her studies at Warwick, and, of course, on her book! And on Twitter. Congratulations, Harriet!

Mon 07 August 2017, 12:04 | Tags: Writing Programme, Publication, Alumni

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.

Tue 20 June 2017, 14:25 | Tags: Writing Programme, Publication, Alumni

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.

Thu 18 May 2017, 15:48 | Tags: Public Event, English

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