James McDermott is a graduate of UEA's BA in Scriptwriting & Performance (2012-2015) and MA in Scriptwriting (2015-2016) programmes. His plays published by Samuel French include Rubber Ring (Pleasance Islington; UK Tour) and Time and Tide (Park Theatre; nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best New Play). James is currently writing new plays for Hampstead Theatre, HighTide, Eastern Angles, Mercury Theatre and UEA's LDC 50th Anniversary celebrations. Manatomy is James's debut poetry collection and is published by Burning Eye Books. James was short listed for Outspoken London's Poetry Prize 2020 in the Performance category. James teaches creative writing at Norwich Theatre Royal and in schools and theatres across the country. He is represented by Independent Talent.