Mr Anthony Cartwright

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About me

I am a lecturer on the Creative & Professional Writing Programme and also the author of five novels, mostly set around the lives of working-class families in the Black Country in the English Midlands.  My work has been shortlisted for various literary prizes and I was the recipient of a Betty Trask Award for my first novel.  Elsewhere, my work has appeared on BBC Book at Bedtime and featured at various festivals, such as the Edninburgh International Book Festival, along with various appearances and projects in Italy, thanks to my longstanding Italian publishers, 66thand2nd, including a collaborative novel with the writer Gian Luca Favetto, and a piece commisioned for the Rome Book Festival in 2019.

Area of expertise

Before teaching in HE, I was a Secondary School English teacher and also worked extensively in schools as a First Story Writer in Residence. I have really enjoyed how teaching and working collaboratively in the classroom have helped shape my creative practice, and that of others, and vice versa. At UWE, I have begun to concentrate on Creative Practice and how artists sustain creativity (Level One module: Creative Practice), as well as considering the relationship between lived experience, literary realism and more speculative forms (Level 3 module: Creative Writing and the Self). I am keen to develop my Creative Practie into further research.


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