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Dr Amanda Hodgkinson

Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing


Dr Amanda Hodgkinson


English Staff
English at Suffolk

Dr Amanda Hodgkinson is a novelist, journalist and lecturer in creative writing. She was the winner of the Premio Speciale Cariparma Award for European Literature 2012. Prix Agora de St Foy, 2012 and the Silver Feather Prix des Lecteurs 2013. In 2013 she won the EADT Readers Choice Award, New Angles Prize 2013. In 2012-14 she was nominated for The East Anglian Book of the Year, the Waverley Good Reads Award, the Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction and the Gran Premio Delle Lettrici (Elle Magazine, Italy). Amanda is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Starting Points in Creative Writing

The Short Story

Master Class in Fiction: The Novel

Get a Life! Writing Autobiography

Versions of Modernism (contributor)

Dissertation in Creative Writing

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.