Category Archives: Writing

  • Selma Dabbagh and Roger Bromley

    On 28th November, the Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presents a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, will read from her recent work and will join Professor Roger Bromley in discussion. The event will take place in the Frankland Colloquium Room, Farraday Building, Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Alejandro Reyes

    Second Encounter: Alejandro Reyes’ La reina del cine Roma – A Transcultural Language of Resistance Our next stop is San Cristóbal de Las Casas in Chiapas, in the South of the country. We take an overnight bus from Mexico City and then a taxi into this beautiful colonial city with its pedestrianized centre and the raised Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Poetic Words and Shared Truths: The EZLN

    Third Encounter: Poetic Words and Shared Truths: The EZLN Let’s sit quietly for a moment before we continue with our journey. Let’s do some reading and some talking. Someone reached out to you and it’s time that you give them some consideration. The Zapatistas, yes. They are mostly indigenous people from Chiapas. With ‘Zapatistas’ we Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: In the Heart of the Conch: Libraries

    Fourth Encounter: In the Heart of the Conch: Libraries Find each other? Where? Let’s start looking in a library, one that is situated in the centric heart of a caracol, a conch: in La Garrucha. La Garrucha is one of five administrative centres on the land that the Zapatistas have reclaimed since 1994, and that Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: A Gift: Reading as Receiving

    Dear Reader, Forgive me for disappearing on you without previous warning. I’ll be truthful and make it worse: I’m not sorry, I won’t explain myself, I won’t apologise, and I won’t change my ways. Will you bear with me in spite of my disappearances? I’d like you to, but it’s up to you. Anyway, I Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Mexico City, a Metropolis of Exile

    Norma López Suárez’ War Stories So we’ve taken the plane back to Mexico City. As the plane descends – this time in daylight –, it makes it through this brownish-yellowish-orangey dome of smog that extends over the city. In the distance, the mountains; one of them is the Popocatepetl which supposedly has the shape of Continue Reading

  • Cross-Cultural Crime Fiction

    A new feature on cross-cultural crime fiction is now available on Crimeculture. An increasing amount of critical attention has been devoted to analysing crime and detective fiction within a wide variety of national contexts, and, from September, the Crimeculture website is featuring reviews of some of the many books and articles published in 2012-13. Critics Continue Reading

  • Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva Shortlisted

    Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva has been shortlisted in the 2013 Poetry Foundation Ghana Prize and longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa 2013 competition. Beverley, who is one of Lancaster’s former distance learning creative writing MA students, will visit the Department of English and Creative Writing in October, thanks to funding from the Alumni office, to Continue Reading

  • Jennifer Makumbi wins award for The Kintu Saga

    Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Kwani? Manuscript Project, a new literary prize for unpublished fiction by African writers.  Jennifer, who recently gained her PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, won the prize for The Kintu Saga, the novel she submitted for her PhD, which was supervised by Professor Graham Mort. The winners were Continue Reading

  • Nguyen Phan Que Mai

    Nguyen Phan Que Mai, a student on Lancaster’s Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing, has published her Vietnamese translation of Graham Mort’s story, “A Walk in the Snow”. It can be seen online here. Que Mai’s translation appears in “Tuoi Tre Weekend Magazine”, issue number 2, 11-1-2013. In early July 2013, Que Mai will attend Continue Reading