Day For Night, the new novel by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Jean McNeil, has won the gold medal in the literary fiction category at the 2022 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) in the USA. It was published by EWC Press last year. Jean (pictured) is the author of fourteen books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry […]
Celebrating 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA, in partnership with the European Association of Creative Writing (EACWP) This online conference in May 2021 considered the future of Creative Writing in universities and the importance of literature and drama in helping us navigate challenging moments in history. In this keynote lecture, the novelist and Professor […]
An extract from Jean McNeil’s new novel, Day for Night, published by ECW Press in June 2021 I Early January. The pavements are coated with pine needles that have been ground into paste. Carcasses of Christmas trees wait to be carted away to the post-festive charnel house. Some houses still have fairy lights […]
Day For Night is the new novel by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Jean McNeil and is published by EWC Press this week. Jean is the author of fourteen books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and travel, most recently Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, which was the winner of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s Grand […]
In UEA’s Fiftieth Anniversary Year, a short film announcing the International Chair of Creative Writing programme, which will see the appointment of five high profile international writers as Professors of Creative Writing at UEA and the funding of fifty scholarships for emerging writers from all of the world. For more on CW50: www.newwriting.net/subjects/cw50
Our New Networks for Nature 2020 Meeting is taking place online, hosted by UEA. Join us live on the afternoon of Saturday 14 November for an online discussion responding to two pre-recorded panels: • ‘New Perspectives on Nature Writing’, featuring Jessica J. Lee, Mona Arshi and Jean McNeil • ‘States of Emergency’, featuring James Thornton, […]
Anthropocene Diary by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Jean McNeil has been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize. Jean is the author of several books, including Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, which won the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s Grand Prize in 2016, and was named a best nature book of the year by […]
Elif Shafak, activist and academic, is the most widely read female author in Turkey and is translated all over the world. Here she talks about her writing life and her 2016 novel Three Daughters of Eve with UEA Professor of Creative Writing, Jean McNeil.
From the UEA Literary Festival in Autumn 2019, the internationally acclaimed novelist and UEA alumnus Tash Aw discusses his writing life and latest novel We, The Survivors with UEA Professor of Creative Writing, Jean McNeil.