UEA Creative Writing Course

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The University of East Anglia's Creative Writing Course was founded by Sir Malcolm Bradbury and Sir Angus Wilson in 1970. The M.A. is widely regarded as the most prestigious and successful in the country[citation needed] and competition for places is notoriously tough.[citation needed]

The course is split into four strands: Prose, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry and Scriptwriting (which is Skillset accredited). All four result in an M.A. qualification upon successful completion of the course. The Course Directors are currently Andrew Cowan, Kathryn Hughes, Lavinia Greenlaw and Val Taylor respectively. Course tutors include Amit Chaudhuri, Trezza Azzopardi, Giles Foden, Tobias Jones, James Lasdun, Margaret Atwood and George Szirtes.

Writers such as Angela Carter, Rose Tremain, Andrew Motion, W. G. Sebald, Michèle Roberts and Patricia Duncker have also taught on the course.

Writers-in-residence have included Alan Burns[1] and Margaret Attwood.

Notable alumni[edit]

Booker Prize winners[edit]

Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan
Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro
Booker Prize winner Anne Enright

Costa Book Award winners[edit]

Costa Book Award winner Adam Foulds

Other alumni[edit]

Historical novelist Tracy Chevalier
Novelist John Boyne

J.K. Klavans (MA, 1979), novelist

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