Subject Leader - MA Creative Writing and Publishing
Mark Radcliffe is the author of three novels; Gabriel's Angel (2010) which was longlisted for the Not The Booker Prize, Stranger Than Kindness (2013), and most recently, Three Gifts (2023).
His first collection of short stories; Superpowers was published by Valley Press in July 2020. Mark has held substantive posts at the Universities of Southampton, Brighton, Kings College London and Sussex. And is an award winning magazine columnist. He has a PhD in Creative Writing and Philosophy (University of Sussex) and an MA in Creative Writing (UEA).
In 2020, Mark contributed to a talk responding to Careful, a performance inspired by his journal article on the ‘traumatized or damaged nurse’. The showcase performance was part of Performance with Care - an initiative designed to illustrate how the arts can support healthcare workers and the NHS, especially during times of pressure and stress. Find out more. The talk was part of an online one day conference hosted by Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Mark's latest novel, Three Gifts, was published in March 2023. Published by Epoque Press, the novel explores one man’s attempt to live a good life, his sense of responsibility, gratitude and what it means to love. Read more about the novel in this blog post.
His research/academic interests are in the health humanities with particular focus on transformational learning and embodied cognition.