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Dr Mimi TheboPhD (W.England), MA, BA

Reader in Creative Writing

Mimi Thebo

Dr Mimi TheboPhD (W.England), MA, BA

Reader in Creative Writing

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External positions

Author, Solo Artist

May 2001 → …

Research interests

I write narratives for young teens - mainly about recovering from trauma and about our connection to a natural world that has been compromised and mediated by human activities.  My stories are hopeful, but realistic and are centred on the life of the family. I have been nominated and short-listed for many literary prizes and was nominated for the Carnegie medal in both 2017 and 2018. 

Reviews of my work have said:

'...captures an authentic teen voice...the writing is hauntingly beautiful​.'
                                                                                  ​  The Bookbag
'Empathetic, vivid and humane...'
                                                                                     Sunday Times
'A skilled storyteller...'
                                                                                     Publishers Weekly

'Not for the faint-hearted... expert rite-of-passage...'
                                                                                    The Observer

'...movingly explores the interconnectedness of our minds, bodies, spirituality and physical environment...' 
                                                                                     BookTrust

I also write and research about Creative Writing pedagogy in the academy and am interested in how Creative Writing can work with other disciplines to express complex concepts or scenarios. 

I would be interested in supervising/co supervising PhD research in Creative Writing that concerns Children's Literature, eco-criticism, or issues of representation (usually using Post-Colonial theory). 

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Postal address:
3-5 Woodland Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom