I am a guest this week of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, where I am chairing a review of the postgraduate Creative Writing program.
My article ‘The Rise of Creative Writing’ is published today in Futures For English Studies: Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education, which is edited by Ann Hewings, Lynda Prescott and Philip Seargeant and published by Palgrave Macmillan.
I'll be speaking this evening at an event at Foyles Charing Cross Road to celebrate the relaunch of the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. Helen Simpson and Adam Foulds will also be speaking, and there will be readings from three of the shortlisted authors, Sara Taylor, Sunjeev Sahota and Ben Fergusson. Andrew Holgate will be chairing.
For the next month I will be a visiting professor on the MA in Creative Writing programme at the University of Western Macedonia in Florina, Greece.
I have joined the judging panel for this year's Young Muslim Writers Awards.
My essay 'Writing Worthless Men: History and the Literary' has just been published in 'Fictional Histories and Historical Fictions: Writing History in the Twenty-First Century', a Special Issue of TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, edited by Camilla Nelson and Christine de Matos.
I'm reading from my work this evening at the Penryn campus of the University of Exeter, hosted by Rob Magnuson Smith.