‘The Institution of Creative Writing’

Ailsa Cox

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With reference to writers who are alumni of creative writing programmes, or who teach on them, this chapter considers the impact of the taught course on the practice of short story writing in Britain from the 1970s to the present. Writers under discussion include Ian McEwan, Toby Litt, Ali Smith and Tessa Hadley.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge History of the English Short Story
EditorsDominic Head
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)978110716742
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016


  • creative writing
  • short story
  • Ali Smith
  • Toby Litt
  • Ian McEwan
  • Tessa Hadley

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    Cox, A. (2016). ‘The Institution of Creative Writing’. In D. Head (Ed.), The Cambridge History of the English Short Story Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/the-cambridge-history-of-the-english-short-story/D8A7CE07BB7E2AF630EF969A11224071