Celebrating 25 years of NTU’s MA in Creative Writing

Edited by David Belbin and Rory Waterman

Price: £12.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-46-4

Number of pages: 134

Paperback, 175x236mm


Nottingham Trent University’s MA in Creative Writing is one of the oldest in the UK. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Shoestring Press publish a celebratory anthology of previously unpublished work by former students, staff and visiting professors from across its 25 years. Highlights of the book include:

The opening chapters to unpublished novels by Carnegie Award winner David Almond, Eve Makis and World Fantasy Award winner, the late Graham Joyce (a former tutor on the MA).

Short stories by Lynda Clark (currently shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award), Nicola Valentine (Betty Trask & Author’s Club award winner) and Tom Gallon award winner, Frances Thimann.

Scripts by William Ivory (The Sins, Made in Dagenham, Torvill and Dean) and Michael Eaton MBE (Shoot To Kill, Shipman, Charlie Peace: His Amazing life and Astounding Legend).

Poetry by award-winning poets including Catherine Byron, Rich Goodson, Mark Goodwin, Di Slaney, Mahendra Solanki and Gregory Woods.

Memoir by Freda Love Smith (drummer with the Blake Babies) and bestselling author Kim Slater, who also contributes the story that became her award-winning, much translated YA novel, Smart.