Staff Profiles: Dr. Tyler Keevil

Dr. Tyler Keevil

Staff Profile: Dr. Tyler Keevil
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Dr. Tyler Keevil

Dr. Tyler Keevil

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

As a short story writer, novelist, and screenwriter, I've professionally published work in horror, science fiction, literary fiction, children's fiction and creative non-fiction genres and I'm interested in how these genres influence each other.

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Tyler Keevil is a novelist and short story writer from Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of three award-winning books: Fireball, The Drive, and Burrard Inlet. His short fiction has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies in Britain, Canada, and the US. He writes both literary fiction and genre fiction, and also writes for the screen. His work has been selected for inclusion in Salt's 'Best British Fantasy' anthology, and optioned for feature film adaptation.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) English: Literature Emphasis University of British Columbia 2001
PGCert Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 2014
MA (Dist) Creative Writing Aberystwyth University 2008
PhD Creative Writing Aberystwyth University 2016


Two-time recipient of the Wales Book of the Year People's Prize. Won an Independent Publishing Award, a Writer of the Year Award and the Writers' Trust of Canada / McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize.

Membership of professional bodies

Tyler is a member of Literature Wales, the Science Fiction Writers of Canada, Pen Cymru, and the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching and research


Tyler teaches on the BA and MA programmes and supervises research students. At the undergraduate level his modules include Autobiography, Confession, & Creative Non-fiction; The Creative Process; and The Writing Business and Getting Published.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Tyler's research interests include coming-of-age stories, road novels and journey narratives, speculative fiction (including slipstream, SF, and horror), and the contemporary short story.

At the postgraduate level, he teaches on our evening prose workshop, is module tutor for Creative Commissions and Proposals, and leads the team of MA students in editing our annual paperback anthology of student work.


More publications from Dr. Tyler Keevil can be found in the Research Repository.