Creative Writing at Huddersfield is led by a team of award-winning writers working across the genres of novels, short fiction, verse and writing for stage and screen.

Dr Michael Stewart won the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize for his debut novel King Crow (2011) and has more recently published a poetry collection, Couples (2013), a radio play ‘Dead Man’s Suit’ (Radio 4, 2013) and his second novel Café Assassin (2015). 

Dr Simon Crump is the author of several composite novels, including My Elvis Blackout (2001) and Neverland (2010), the latter described in the Guardian as ‘unexpectedly funny, as easy to read as a child's language primer, but somehow a great and elegiac profundity lurks beneath its spare prose and outrageous absurdity.’

Steve Ely has published in the fields of poetry, prose fiction and literary biography, with his major works including Ratmen (2012), Oswarld’s Book of Hours (2013),  Englaland (2015) and Ted Hughes’s Yorkshire: Made in Mexborough (2015). Steve is currently working towards a PhD by Publication.

Adelle Stripe's book on Andrea Dunbar is being published in the summer. 

Stephen May was shortlisted for the Costa Best novel award.

Anna Barker (pen name is Anna Ralph) is the daughter of Pat Barker. She is published by Penguin Books;

Lisa O' Donnell was a winner of the Orange Prize and was nominated for the Dennis Potter New Writers Award.

Amanda Whittington is probably the most performed female playwright in the country and is in the top ten most popular playwrights. 

Anneliese MacAdams goes under the pen name Anneliese Mackintosh. She is the winner of the Green Carnation Prize.

Peter Higgins is a very highly regarded fantasy novel writer.

Melissa Lee Houghton was shortlisted for the Costa poetry prize.

Amanda Hodgkinson is an international bestselling novelist.

Conrad Williams  is a multi-award winning novelist:

Katherine Norbury is the acclaimed author of Fish Ladder.


We welcome applications for both PhD by Research and PhD by Publication. Please see our course finder for further information.