Judith Allnatt

Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing


Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing

Judith-AllnattJudith Allnatt writes poetry, short stories and novels. Her latest novel, The Poet’s Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was selected as Simon Mayo’s Book of the Month on Radio 5 Live and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature. Short stories have featured in the Bridport Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards, and on BBC Radio 4. Judith taught creative writing for the University of Leicester and the Open University before coming to teach at Buckingham as a visiting lecturer. She teaches widely freelance and is currently working on her third novel, to be published by Harper Collins in 2014.


  • BA, English Language and Literature, University of Manchester

Teaching Expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature

Research Interests

  • Cross-arts projects
  • Collaborative writing

External Roles

  • Member of the National Association of Writers in Education
  • Member of the Royal Society of Literature
  • Member of the Society of Authors and the Historical Novelists’ Association

Contact Details

Recent Publications

  • Judith Allnatt, “‘Hiding in the Cracks’, Overheard stories to read aloud”, Salt (2012), 127–130
  • Judith Allnatt, The Poet’s Wife  (Doubleday, March 2010)
  • Judith Allnatt, A Mile of River (Doubleday, February 2008)
  • Judith Allnatt,  “The Sand Monster”, The Bridport Prize Anthology (2007), 37–46
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