Bethan Roberts

Tutor - Certificate in Fiction Writing

Bethan Roberts' first novel The Pools won a Jerwood/Arvon Young Writers' Award. Her second novel The Good Plain Cook was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was chosen as one of Time Out's books of the year.

Bethan's latest novel, Mother Island, is the recipient of a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize. She has also won the Society of Authors' Olive Cook Prize and the RA Pin Drop Award for short fiction, and written drama for BBC Radio 4. Bethan has worked in television documentaries, and has taught Creative Writing at Chichester University and Goldsmiths College, London.

My Policeman, the story of a 1950s policeman, his wife, and his male lover, was chosen as 2012's City Read for Brighton, and in 2022, it was made into a feature film starring singer/songwriter Harry Styles.

Find out more about Bethan's writing process and inspirations in a new blog post here.

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