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English welcomes Lavinia Greenlaw and Philip Hoare as Visiting Fellows

Published: 31 January 2011
MA Creative Writing

Two talented writers in different genres will enhance the existing strengths within English.

Poet, novelist and librettist Lavinia Greenlaw and biographer and journalist Philip Hoare have accepted roles as Visiting Fellows in English. They will contribute to the MA in Creative Writing over the next few years.

As well as being very talented writers, they both have interests which feed into existing strengths within English. Lavinia has written on the relationship between science and poetry, and used to work as an editor for the Imperial College of Science; Southampton-based Philip Hoare is now writing a cultural history of the Pacific, having won the Samuel Johnson prize for Leviathan in 2009.

Both have already contributed to literary studies at the University; Lavinia ran an excellent workshop for the University in November 2010, and Philip gave a fantastic talk at the LitFest in September 2010.

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