Jeanette Winterson to teach at Manchester
Author Jeanette Winterson will become the new professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester later this year.
In October 2012 she takes up a two-year post at the university's Centre for New Writing, teaching a post graduate MA workshop and MA seminar and lecturing to undergraduates.
Winterson is a Whitbread Prizewinner whose best known work is Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, published in 1985, but she has won many other international awards for both fiction and adaptations, and in 1996 was awarded an OBE for services to literature.
She succeeds Colm Toibin, who held a one-year tenure and Martin Amis who spent four years at the university.
Winterson will also hold four public events a year at the university's Martin Harris Centre, with renowned guests from the literary world. She said the Centre for New Writing at Manchester was 'a serious and exciting place', where students are carefully selected and there is' a deep interest in what writing can do an at individual level and for the wider culture'.
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