Staff Profiles: Dr. Mike D.D. Johnston

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Staff Profile: Dr. Mike D.D. Johnston
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

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Dr. Mike D.D. Johnston

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

I'm the author of three novels and I'm now writing a non-fiction book about European history. I teach prose fundamentals, short story writing, and theory for writers.

Biography

I'm the author of three novels and I'm now writing a non-fiction book about European history. I teach prose fundamentals, short story writing, and theory for writers. My first novel, Peace, Love, & Petrol Bombs, was a Sunday Herald Book of the Year for 2011 and it has been recorded as an audio book. My experimental second novel, The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub made the judges’ longlist for the Goldsmith’s Prize. I also write short fiction, and my story The Invitation was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. I also run a writing advice website.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution
MA (Hons) Sociology University of Edinburgh
MA Creative and Critical Writing University of Gloucestershire

Awards

Awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2013

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the National Association of Writers in Education

Teaching and research

Teaching

Module tutor for Prose Fundamentals, Prose Craft & Practice and Ideas, Inspirations, and Contexts

Postgraduate module tutor for Triggering and developing the creative process; module tutor for Critical Writing; PhD supervisor

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Publications

Thesis Supervision