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English and Creative Writing

Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Would you like to improve your academic writing?

If so you can book a session with our Royal Literary Fund Fellows. The Fellows are available by office appointment to help all members of the university – undergraduates and postgraduates alike – with queries and problems relating to the practical aspects of writing.

Arrange a meeting

If you are based at Penryn, please email to arrange an appointment on a Thursday or Friday during term time and Roz will send you information about how to book.

If you are based at the Streatham Campus, please email to arrange an appointment on a Monday (in person) or Tuesday (online) during term time. Please use Calendly for bookings.

RLF Fellow at Penryn

Roz Watkins is a crime writer, author of a detective series set in the Peak District and a standalone thriller, The Red House, one of the Times ‘best books of summer 2023’. Her first book, The Devil’s Dice, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger award, and was the Times crime book of the month.

Roz lives in Falmouth with her extremely demanding cats. She enjoys walking in the countryside looking for murder locations and sea-swimming when the weather allows. She’s also a big fan of drinking coffee and eating cake while planning her next novel, a Cornwall-based thriller.

To book a session, please send an email to the address below and Roz will send you information about how to book. She is available on Thursdays and Fridays in term time.

Roz's office: Peter Lanyon Building, Room 168b
Roz’s email:
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RLF Fellow at Streatham

Suzannah Dunn has published eleven novels and two collections of short fiction. Her books include: Quite Contrary (Flamingo,1992), which won a Betty Trask award and was described by the Scotsman as ‘a luminous, honest and haunting portrait of a single woman doing a demanding job and trying to stay alive inside’; Commencing Our Descent (Flamingo, 1999), which was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association book of the year; The Confession of Katherine Howard (HarperPress, 2011), which was a Richard and Judy pick; and most recently The Lady of Misrule (Little, Brown, 2015), which the Telegraph described as ‘poignant and beautifully written’. Her books are translated into several languages and published in America.

Her stories have been anthologised (for example, in Malcolm Bradbury’s review of twentieth century British and American comic fiction, Present Laughter) and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

She is an experienced workshop leader, having tutored annually for two decades for the Arvon Foundation, and a frequent speaker at festivals and conferences. She has been writer in residence in a variety of settings, including BBC Southern Counties Radio for a year and Channel 4’s The Richard and Judy Show for six weeks.

She has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and was herself programme director of the MA in novel writing at the University of Manchester for six years but now teaches predominantly in the independent sector, for, among others, Curtis Brown Creative, the writing school run by the major literary agency.

Suzannah’s email: