Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow

PositionRebecca Abrams

Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow


The Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow is in residence at Brasenose College for the academic year 2018-19 to provide writing support to undergraduates and postgraduates across all disciplines. The Writing Fellow offers confidential one-to-one tutorials to assist with essays, dissertations, doctoral theses, applications and reports, and can help students with a wide range of writing issues, including planning essays, structuring ideas and arguments, improving grammar and syntax, and enhancing fluency and clarity of expression. The aim of the service is to enable students to develop the skills they need to write effectively and with confidence.

Rebecca Abrams is a professional author, editor and journalist. Her non-fiction titles include When Parents Die, The Playful Self and The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects. Her most recent novel, Touching Distance (Picador), was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize for Literature and won the MJA Open Book Award. An alumna of Newnham College, Cambridge and Nuffield College, Oxford, she teaches on the Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford University, and before that held posts as Honorary Teaching Fellow on the Writing Programme at Warwick University and Writer-in-Residence at Gladstone’s Library. A former columnist on the Daily Telegraph and recipient of an Amnesty International Award for Journalism, she has written for most of the national newspapers, and is a regular literary critic for The Financial Times.


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