Surrey English Blog

The blog for English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Surrey

Making a Living as a Writer

As part of the University of Surrey Careers Service’s ‘Welcome to my World’ series of talks on Wednesday 21st November our students had the opportunity to attend a fascinating talk from Jonathan Steffen on the topic of how to make a living as a writer. Jonathan Steffen has specialised in international corporate communications for twenty-five […]

Skyfall: Bond and Tennyson

James Bond and Alfred Tennyson seem like an odd pairing. In their own ways, though, they’re both British institutions, old-fashioned and perhaps outdated. They might be loved or tolerated for their place in cultural history, but, arguably, they’re not immediately relevant to twenty-first-century concerns. This issue is directly addressed in the latest 007 film, Skyfall, […]

Creative Writing at Surrey

 It’s been an exciting week for Creative Writing at the University of Surrey, with the first writer to graduate from our Creative Writing PhD programme, Liam Bell, being awarded both his doctorate and Arts Council funding to complete his second novel.  Liam’s first novel, So It Is – which also formed the basis of his […]

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