Courses offered by Morag Joss include:

  • Tackling your thesis/dissertation (for new PhD/MA students)
  • Editing your thesis/dissertation (for 2nd and 3rd year PhD/MA students)
  • Comma splices and other vices (essay writing for new undergraduates)
  • The point of essays (for undergraduates)
  • Writing refreshed (for academic staff)

About Morag

Morag is an award-winning fiction writer whose eight novels have been published in the UK and USA, and widely translated. The adaptation of her fourth novel Half Broken Things (starring Penelope Wilton) and her television play for Sky Arts, Famous Last (starring Pauline Collins) have both been broadcast worldwide. Her short stories have been anthologized and the latest, It may be Lalique, was broadcast on BBC Radio Four to celebrate International Women’s Day 2012.

Funeral Music (1998) was shortlisted for the USA Dilys Award for a first novel. Half Broken Things (2003) won the CWA Silver Dagger and The Night Following (2009) was a finalist for the USA Edgar Award for Best Novel. Her latest novel, Our Picnics in the Sun, was described by the Boston Globe as ‘not just transcending genre, just plain transcendent.’

In 2014 Morag was awarded a PhD by Oxford Brookes University. Following two years as RLF Fellow at Reading, she was awarded the university’s 2014/15 Creative Writing Fellowship. She also teaches at Oxford University and is a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation and Scotland’s National Writers Centre at Moniack Mhor.

Morag’s teaching at all levels is renowned for being empathetic, empowering and effective.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, journal articles, research or grant proposals, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Novelist, playwright, radio or TV writer
Location: West and South West England
Availability for travel: International