In recent years, some of the most acclaimed writers have taken part in Creative Writing programmes throughout Britain, from Booker Prize winners Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro to 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award winner Susan Fletcher. Now Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has established a brand new course at Royal Holloway, University of London. This compelling anthology showcases the writers from its inaugural year: smartly original and refreshingly varied, here are some of the most exciting new voices in contemporary writing.
Poet Laureate Andrew Motion ran the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia for eight years. He began teaching his new course at Royal Holloway in September 2004. (He is the author of several collections of poetry, biographies of Philip Larkin and Keats, and a novel, 'The Invention of Dr Cake'.)