|Linda Anderson is the author of two award-winning novels, To Stay Alive and Cuckoo, both published by the Bodley Head. Her novels, stories, and poems have been published in Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the USA. She has also worked for BBC Radio Drama as a director of fiction and drama and won a Write Out Loud award for her own radio writing. She previously led the Department of Creative Writing for eight years at Lancaster University and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her ‘outstanding impact on the student learning experience.’ Linda's webpage
|Derek Neale is a fiction writer and dramatist. He helped design and write a whole new generation of Open University Creative Writing courses, recording several CD interviews with playwrights, novelists, autobiographers and biographers about their approach to writing. He taught creative writing at UEA over a number of years, where he also gained his Creative Writing MA and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. His novel The Book of Guardians will be published in 2012. Derek's webpage|
|Bill Greenwell is a poet, parodist and life writer. He worked for 28 years in further education, eventually as a Head of Performing Arts, Language and English, and helped to promote the development of creative writing in post-16 English courses. He devised and taught online creative writing courses for the University of Exeter from 2002 onwards, and also taught on the MA Professional Writing course at University College, Falmouth. He has also run many creative writing courses as a freelance teacher for a variety of authorities and organisations, including NATE and NAWE. Bill's webpage|
|Sara Haslam helped to establish Creative Writing provision at the Open University as part of the original course team, undertaking the research and development that led to Start Writing’s launch in 2004. She currently chairs A174 Start Writing Fiction, and works on A215 Creative Writing, A230 Reading and Studying Literature, and A150 Voices and Texts. She has also written material for EA300 Children’s Literature, and A300 Twentieth-Century Literature: Texts and Debates. Sara's webpage|
Fiona Doloughan joined the Open University in May 2011 from the University of Surrey where she designed and taught a range of undergraduate Creative Writing modules in the newly-established Dept. of English. She has a dual background in Comparative Literature and Applied Linguistics and was educated at the Universities of Warwick, Reading and Queen’s University, Belfast in the UK and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA where she completed a PhD in theories of realism in the 19th and early 20th century French and English novel.
Her research revolves around contemporary narrative theory and practice, multimodality, and the links between Translation and Creative Writing. Her current project aims to look at the work of contemporary bilingual and multilingual writers in relation to notions of Translation and Creative Writing. She also writes poetry and is working on a volume entitled Transformations. Fiona's webpage