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Kate Clanchy

photograph of Kate Clanchy


Kate teaches all kinds of writing at graduate and undergraduate level. She is happy to hear from anyone who shares her interests in education, creative multilingualism, refugee narratives, radio, short fiction, the essay, and poetry.


Kate Clanchy is a writer in several genres. She has won the V S Pritchett Prize and the BBC National Short Story Award for her short fiction; a Forward Prize, Somerset Maugham Award, and the Saltire Prize for her poetry, and the Writer's Guild Award for her memoir Antigona and Me. Her novel, Meeting the English, was shortlisted for the Costa Prize. She has 12 plays and adaptations produced for Radio 3 and Radio 4 and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for her radio poem, We Are Writing a Poem About Home. Kate is a teacher in schools as well as universities, and her most recent works draw on this: the anthology, England, Poems from a School, and the book of essays, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me. Kate is currently writing a book about the teaching of poetry.