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Dr Zoe Lambert


Zoe Lambert

County College



Tel: +44 1524 592239

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Mondays (2-4pm) please email to book an appointment

Research overview

My research in creative writing (research as practice) is in short fiction and short stories, as well as linked short story collections, novels in stories and composite novels. My current creative research is in writing and disability, with a focus on carers and caring. My other area of interest is in speculative fiction, especially work that plays with genre boundaries. 

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising projects in short stories, linked short story collections, 'novels in stories' and 'in between' forms. I am interested in writing that has a political focus, as well as novels that merge genre and literary fiction, as well as writing which explores issues of disability and caring. My other area of interest is speculative fiction, especially work that attempts to engage with current science and issues of climate change.

Current Teaching

I am Director of the MA in Creative Writing (Modular) 

I teach the BA modules on the short story, including Crew 204: Short Story and Crew 308: Advanced Short Story. 

Career Details

Since 2005 I have worked as an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Bolton and Edge Hill University. I have also facilitated creative writing workshops around Manchester and the North West on a freelance basis. My most recent workshop was with English PEN and Help for Heroes at Tedworth House recovery centre. 

Over the past few years I have published my short stories widely in the UK. My sequence of short stories was published by Comma Press in 2006, and my full length collection of short stories, The War Tour, was published in 2011.

I have given numerous readings at literature festivals and events over the past few years, and continue to do so. 

Thesis Title

When I Get Home: A Collection of Short Stories and Accompanying Critical Commentary

Current Research

The common focus of my two research areas is the body, whether it is ‘augmented’ or ‘disabled’ and the body’s relationship to society. One strand of my writing explores the experiences of caring, the body, and chronic illness. My other research area explores the body in terms of human augmentation and ‘biopunk’ , as well as climate change. 

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twiter: @zoeflambert

instagram: @fluffnbooks



BA English Hons, English, First Class, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2000.

MA Creative Writing Unversity of East Anglia, 2002.

PhD Creative Writing, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2010. 

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