Nov. 3, 2019

University of Aberdeen appoints new Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

The University of Aberdeen has appointed an exciting new Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, the acclaimed Scottish Author Alan Warner.

Alan Warner has written eight novels so far, some of which have been adapted into films or plays. Alongside Irvine Welsh and A L Kennedy, he is regarded by many as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Scottish literature.

Speaking about his recent appointment as Senior Lecturer, Alan says, “The university has a dynamic and successful Creative Writing program, with writers like Wayne Price, Helen Lynch, David Wheatley and others, so I will be joining an experienced and skilled cohort. I have been, ‘out in the field’ as a full time writer for many years, with certain experiences in the creative industries which bring a specific edge – an understanding of the real environment creative writers have to operate in.”

He continues, “At the end of the day though, it is about the skilful application of the writing on the page; of encouraging and assisting writers to express themselves and their visions. It’s energising to work with new writers and I look forward to doing that and furthering all literature activities which the University of Aberdeen is so active in.”

During the first week of November Alan will be discussing the theme of the Art of Film Adaptation in conversation with Professor Alan Marcus at the University of Aberdeen’s Regent Lecture Theatre on Tuesday, November 5 at 5.30pm at a Director’s Cut event.

Chair in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Alan Marcus, explains, “Alan Warner is one of Scotland’s foremost novelists, and several of his works have been made into outstanding films and a popular musical.”

He continues, “In addition to appearing in this special Guy Fawkes Night Director’s Cut event, we are delighted to have him now joining the staff of our University. I know how excited students will be to take his screenwriting courses.”

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Content added on 3rd November 2019. 

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