The Department of Culture is delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Dobbs has been appointed as lecturer in English and Creative Writing. Sarah won a Funds For Women Graduates (FfWG) award to complete her PhD in Creative writing at Lancaster University in 2011. Her PhD explored coma as fictional space, crime, culture and masculinity and the femme fatale. Her PhD novel, Killing Daniel (Unthank Books), was published in 2012 and she recently edited and co-authored a textbook, English Language, Literature and Creative Writing: A Practical Guide for Students (Anthem Press, 2014). Previous work has been broadcast by the BBC, performed at Bolton Octagon and Cambridge ADC theatres, and published in Flax, Stepaway magazine and Litro. She is currently at work on a novel that considers the relationship between apocalyptic fiction, illness and assisted dying.
Sarah has previously taught at Lancaster, Manchester Metropolitan University, Edge Hill and the Open University, as well as on the Guardian Masterclass series. Her novel was nominated for the Guardian Not the Booker award and her short fiction for the Pushcart Prize. You can read some of her work here, here, here and here.