Henry Sutton is Professor of Creative Writing and Crime Fiction and the Director of Creative Writing at UEA. He is author of 12 novels and prior to UEA he was a books editor, literary critic and journalist. He is the co-founder of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, and sits on numerous committees and boards, including the British Archive for Contemporary Writing, the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Trust, and the UEA Literary Festival.
Jean McNeil is Reader in Creative Writing and co- ordinator of the International programme at UEA. She is the author 14 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and travel. Ice Diaries, an account of her year as writer-in- residence with the British Antarctic Survey, won the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and was named one of the best nature books by The Guardian in 2018. Her most recent novel is Fire on the Mountain (Legend Press, UK, 2018); a new novel, Day for Night, is forthcoming in 2021.
Tessa McWatt is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is author of six novels and two books for young people. Her fiction has been nominated for a number of awards. She is one of the winners of the Eccles British Library Award 2018 for her first non-fiction book, Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging. She co-edited, with Dionne Brand and Rabindranath Maharaj, Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada. She is on the Board of Trustees at Wasafiri.