Antoinette Moses is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA and she completed a creative/critical PhD on verbatim theatre in 2009. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she had a career in arts administration and journalism. She re-founded the Cambridge Animation festival which she directed from 1979 to 1984 and was the editor of Direct, the journal of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
She has written a number of plays which have been produced in Norwich and Cambridge and have received rehearsed readings in Ipswich, London and Paris. Interval (former title Break Out) was a winner in the New Wolsey Theatre’s ‘Summer Shorts’ competition in 2007 and her most recent play, Cuts, was long-listed for the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, 2008. Early drafts of this play were performed by Central School of Speech and Drama at their Verbatim Symposium, 2006, and at King’s College, London in 2008 as part of the ICOPA International Conference on Penal Abolition
She has also published over fifteen books of language learner literature, including Frozen Pizza and other slices of life, a book of short stories (Cambridge University Press, 2002), which has become a set text at a number of schools and universities around the world. Two of these books, Jojo’s Story and Let me Out!, won the Extensive Reading Award (2005 and 2007).
She is particularly interested in all forms of documentary and the interweaving of factual and imagined material in both theatre and prose.
Key Research Interests
Antoinette Moses has written books on a number of subjects including media studies, the city of Athens and cookery. She was also the researcher/co-writer on a schools’ editions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, ed. Alan Pulverness, Cornelsen,2005, 2007. In recent years she has published over fifteen books of language learner literature. These include Frozen Pizza and other slices of life, a book of short stories (Cambridge University Press, 2002), which has become a set text at a number of schools and universities around the world. Two of her books , Jojo’s Story and Let me Out!, won the Extensive Reading Award (2005 and 2007).
“From Silence to Song: Richard Berengarten – Speaking for The Dead” in The Salt Companion to Richard Berengarten,2010, eds. Norman Jope and Catherine E. Byfield, Salt Publishing.
It’s like what?’: Fact and fiction in teaching language and culture with Joanne Collie. York Conference Selections, International Association of Teachers of English as Foreign Language, (IATEFL), 2002
Dark horses and foregone conclusions: Idiom, collocation and cliché, Brighton Conference Selections, IATEFL 2001
Antoinette Moses teaches on undergraduate modules of creative writing and literature.
Antoinette is currently the schools liaison officer for the School of Creative Writing and Literature.