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Dilys Rose joined the Literature Department in 2001 as Writer in Residence and has been involved in the MSc in Creative Writing at Edinburgh since its inception. From 1999-2001 she was creative writing consultant at Glasgow University. Prior to that she held two community residencies based in city libraries and has been a regular creative writing tutor on Arvon courses for many years. She is primarily a writer of fiction and poetry but has also written several pieces of text for music, most recently the libretto for the chamber opera, Kaspar Hauser, Child of Europe. She has received various awards for her work, including the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story prize (1991), Society of Authors’ Travel award 1997, two SAC book awards (1993 and 1999), the McCash poetry prize (2006), a Unesco City of literature exchange fellowship (2006) and a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, in 2009. A new novel, Pelmanism, is due out in early 2014.
Since 2011 she has been programme director for the part-time MSc in Creative Writing by online learning.
She is particularly interested in poetry and the short story, and in creative collaborations with visual artists and composers.
Currently completing a novel set in late 17th century Edinburgh, which explores notions of blasphemy.
Elements of Fiction One
Elements of Fiction Two
Literary Studies One: A Glimpse in Passing
Literary Studies Two: Ways and Means
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012