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Dr Amanda Hodgkinson

Lecturer in English Literature and MA Course Leader


Dr Amanda Hodgkinson


English Staff
English at Suffolk

Dr Amanda Hodgkinson is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is an award winning, international bestselling novelist, journalist and lecturer in English and Creative Writing. Her novels have been translated into sixteen languages. Her research interests include historical fiction, literary fiction, storytelling and the role of memory, history, place and time in narrative. Amanda is passionate about working with writers, helping them to realise their creative projects.


For the BA (Hons) English courses, Amanda teaches the following modules:

  • Get a Life! Writing Autobiography
  • Dissertation in Creative Writing

For the MA Creative and Critical Writing, Amanda teaches the following modules:

  • Creative and Critical Writing Workshops
  • Writing Historical Fiction
  • Writers in Residence
  • Dissertation Project

Research interests

Creative Writing, memory and time in fiction, historical fiction, the short story, twentieth century  poetry, modernism, affective landscapes and a sense of place in the novel.


 ‘On Seeing His Narrowboat for the first time’ in Words in Focus, (Hurtwood Press, 2016).

 ‘Tin Town,’ in Grand Central: Original Stories of Love and Reunion, (Berkeley, Penguin, 2014).

Spilt Milk; A novel, (Penguin Random House Ltd. London, 2014).

Britannia Road; A novel, (Fig Tree, Penguin Books Ltd. London, 2011)

 ‘The Tree House,’ in Anderson, L (ed.), (The Open University Creative Writing Handbook, Routledge. UK, 2007).


 ‘Ouvrage d’Arles’, France, 1st July – 15th August 2017.