Dr Alex Pheby

Alex Pheby BA (hons), MA, PhD, FHEA

Dr Alex Pheby

Alex Pheby
BA (hons), MA, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Creative Writing

Department of Literature, Language and Theatre

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Dr Pheby studied at Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Goldsmiths. He taught at, and received his doctorate in creative and critical writing from, the University of East Anglia before becoming programme leader for Creative Writing at Sunderland University, and then at the University of Greenwich.His first novel, Grace, was published in 2009 by Two Ravens Press. His second novel, Playthings – about the life of the German judge Paul Schreber – was published in 2015 by Galley Beggar Press. Widely acclaimed in media from the Guardian to the New York Times, and called "the best neuro-novel ever written" in the Literary Review, Playthings was shortlisted for the 2016 £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize."

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Creative Writing

He is a member of the Society of Authors, and a fellow of the Higher Education Association.

He is external examiner for English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Falmouth.

He is judge of the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize.

Contemporary fiction, creative writing, and critical theory.

Novels:

2015 Playthings, Galley Beggar Press, ISBN 978-1910296479

2009 Grace, Ullapool, Two Ravens Press, ISBN 978-1906120399

Critical Essays:

2014 Afterimages of Schreber, CoLiCo Press, ISBN 978-0957547711

2010 'The Myth of Isolation: Its Effect on Literary Culture and Creative Writing as a Discipline', Creative Writing: Teaching, Theory & Practice issue 2. ISSN 2040-3356

Prose:

2016  'Three Pinhead Priests…', Visual Verse, vol.3-chapter 3.

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Readings:

Greenwich Book Festival, May 2015

Stoke Newington Literary Festival, June 2015

Waterstone's Piccadilly, London, October 2015

Waterstone's New Street, Birmingham, November 2015

British Library, London, February 2016

Creative Conversations, University of Greenwich, February 2016 link

Wellcome Trust Blogger's Brunch, April 2016 link

Wellcome Trust Lecture, April 2016

Bath Spa masters course visit, April 2016

5x15 Talk, April 2016 link

Little Atoms Podcast, April 2016 link

Shakespeare and Company, Paris, April 2016 link

Waterstone's Tottenham Court Road, Londnr, May 2016

Greenwich Book Festival, May 2016

Latitude Festival, July 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2016

Triskele Lit Fest, September 2016

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