Goldsmiths’ Writers Reading


Ros Barber, Goldsmiths, – Re-animating a Trans Pirate

Maura Dooley, Goldsmiths – Versions, visions and revisions; translating a language you don’t understand

Giovanna Iozzi, Goldmiths – tbc

Tom Lee, Goldsmiths – The Creaking Door: 51 days in intensive care.

Goldsmiths, University of London has one of the largest creative writing programmes in the UK, including some 40 students undertaking Creative Writing PhDs. In this session, a selection of Goldsmiths staff and PhD students read from their latest works or works in progress. Ros Barber’s poetry is on the ‘A’ Level syllabus; her verse novel The Marlowe Papers (Sceptre, 2012) won the Desmond Elliott Award and the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award, as well as being longlisted for the Bailey’s Fiction Prize. Maura Dooley has been shortlisted for both the T.S.Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize; her latest collection, The Silvering (Bloodaxe, 2016), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Sophie Hardach is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Registrar’s Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and Of Love and Other Wars (Simon & Schuster, 2014); she is a doctoral student at Goldsmiths. Tom Lee’s short story ‘The Current’ was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the largest prize for a single short story in the world; his first collection, Greenfly (Harvill Secker, 2009), begun on the MA at Goldsmiths, was critically acclaimed; he has just completed his PhD at Goldsmiths. As both teachers and practitioners of creative English, let us delight and entertain you!

Wednesday 5th July, 5.0