Gwendoline Riley

Title: Lecturer in Creative Writing
Phone: (+44) 01782 733882
Email: g.riley@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB2.055
Role: Lecturer in Creative Writing
Contacting me: By email - I am on campus on Mondays, and occasionally on other days.

Gwendoline Riley is the author of five novels: Cold Water, Sick Notes, Joshua Spassky, Opposed Positions, and First Love.

Her first book, Cold Water, was named one of the five outstanding debut novels of 2002 by The Guardian 'Weekend' magazine and also won a Betty Trask Award. Joshua Spassky won the 2008 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the 2007 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Riley was also a recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2011.

Her fifth novel, First Love, is published in February 2017.

Gwendoline teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing. In 2016-17, she will be working with MA and PhD students specialising in Prose Fiction and Life Writing.