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Shearman-in-Residence

Robert Shearman – Doctor Who writer extraordinaire – has become the Writer-in-Residence at Napier University in Edinburgh, a role previously held by Scottish novelist James Robertson (And the Land Lay Still).

As part of Napier’s MA in Creative Writing, the Hugo nominated writer will be channelling and enthusing along with students on the course as he work on his debut novel following on from his fabulous second collection of short stories Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical.

Shearman told the BBC:

“One of the hardest parts about writing is the isolation. I’m just as plagued by that as anyone else, and whilst my post as resident writer will mean I can encourage fellow writers, I can’t wait in turn to be encouraged by them, to find a new context to my prose and script writing, and to bounce off their enthusiasm.

I feel enormously honoured to be attached to such a wonderful course.”

Good luck to Rob and his students (FYI by naming  every airdate for all of William Hartnell’s first season in chronological order you get 25 extra marks towards your dissertation! Probably…)



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