Dr Sarah Dobbs

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Lecturer in Creative Writing

My main research interests involve progressive forms in prose and I am editor of a new journal, Prosegression, as well as a peer reviewer for Short Fiction in Theory and Practice (Intellect). My first novel (Killing Daniel) was published by Unthank Books and my short fiction has been broadcast and published by various journals and the BBC. I have been nominated for the Guardian's Not the Booker and the Pushcart Prize. I have also taught at Manchester, Lancaster and on the Guardian Masterclass Series. My first novel, Killing Daniel, was published in 2012 by Unthank Books. The second, The Sea Inside Me, is forthcoming in 2019.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching:

  • The Writer's Craft
  • Explorations in Prose Fiction
  • Writing for Stage
  • Performance, Poetry and Song
  • Writing the Novel
  • Advanced Project

Greg Forrester, novel
Julie Dickinson, fiction 

Research interests for potential research students

The novel
Progressive / experimental fiction
Hybrid writing
Crime fiction


Number of items: 6.

Book Section

Dobbs, Sarah (2016) The End: Fifteen Endings to Fifteen Paintings. In: The End. Unthank Books. ISBN 978-1-910061-27-5

Dobbs, Sarah (2013) 'Behind all the Closed Doors'. In: Red Room: New Short Stories Inspired by the Brontes. Unthank. ISBN 9780957289734


Dobbs, Sarah (2019) The Sea Inside Me. Unthank Books. (In Press)

Dobbs, Sarah (2014) English Language, Literature and Creative Writing: A Practical Guide for Students. Anthem Press. ISBN 9781783082889


Dobbs, Sarah (2018) The Robin. [Artefact]

Dobbs, Sarah (2017) My Mother Told Me. [Artefact]

This list was generated on Sun Aug 25 00:23:08 2019 BST.
  • The short story
  • Creative writing and community
  • Crime fiction
  • The novel
  • Flash fiction

Last updated 11 June 2019