Course Tutors

David WingroveDavid Wingrove has an MA in English and American Literature and was part-way through his doctorate (on Hardy, Lawrence and Golding) when work on a series of novels set in a future world took over. The result was the internationally-acclaimed eight-volume series known as Chung Kuo (Hodder/Headline). He subsequently authored three hugely-successful Myst (Transworld) novels to accompany the bestselling computer game, and has most recently been working on a series of novels spanning the twentieth century. The Chung Kuo series is being relaunched by Corvus/Atlantic in a staggering twenty volumes and kicks off with two new prequel novels. Son of Heaven was published in March to great critical acclaim and Daylight on Iron Mountain will follow in November. David is also an experienced editor and critic, and with Brian Aldiss, is co-author of the award-winning work of criticism, Trillion Year Spree.

“One of the masterpieces of the decade.”
Washington Post (on Chung Kuo)

Susan OudotSusan Oudot worked for publisher Faber & Faber for six years before joining Australian publisher Angus & Robertson, and from there the June Hall Literary Agency as an agent. A few years’ later she was tempted to cross the line into journalism by the editor of Sunday Magazine, where she became Media Editor, before following the same editor to Woman’s Own magazine as Books and Fiction Editor, responsible for the commissioning of all short stories and the serialization of novels. The author of several published short stories herself, she was encouraged to turn her hand to fiction and the result was her bestselling first novel, Real Women (Simon & Schuster), which she subsequently adapted for the screen as a three-part serial for BBC1. With nearly 11 million viewers, the show was re-commissioned, with the adaptation of the sequel novel, All That I Am. Two further novels followed – Virtual Love and Perfect – the latter adapted by Oudot for broadcast as a two-part drama on primetime ITV. She has since written episodes for established series on both networks and is currently developing a film and an original series for BBC TV.

Perfect is slick and intelligent popular drama.”
Mark Lawson in the Guardian

Workshops led by David Wingrove
Basics in Creative Writing, Intermediate: Developing Writing Skills, Writing Science Fiction

Workshop led by Susan Oudot
Scriptwriting, How to Write and Pitch TV Drama, How to Write and Sell Short Stories