Annual award, founded in 1971 Annual award, founded in 1971

In 1971 the university announced the foundation of a Writing Fellowship, which was to be awarded annually to a writer of established reputation. The Fellow was provided with accommodation on campus and was encouraged to pursue his or her own writing while contributing to the teaching of creative writing in the School.

The Fellowship continued until 2010 and benefitted the following writers:

  • Anthony Thwaite (1972)
  • John Spurling (1973)
  • Wilson Harris (1974)
  • Derek Mahon (1975)
  • David Plante (1976)
  • David Lodge (1977)
  • Dominic Cooper (1978)
  • Snoo Wilson (1978)
  • Roger Howard (1979),
  • Paul Bailey (1980)
  • Hugo Williams (1981)
  • Maggie Gee (1982)
  • Adam Mars Jones (1983)
  • Fleur Adcock (1984)
  • Hugh Stoddart (1985)
  • Matthew Sweeney (1986)
  • Paul Muldoon (1987)
  • George Macbeth (1988)
  • Margaret Mulvihill (1989)
  • Bill Gallagher (1990)
  • Selima Hill (1991)
  • Glenn Patterson (1992)
  • Michele Roberts (1992)
  • Russell Celyn Jones (1993)
  • Terence Blacker (1994)
  • Carole Morin (1995)
  • Janette Turner Hospital (1996)
  • Peter Reading (1997)
  • Alison Fell (1998)
  • Ali Smith (1999)
  • Bridget O'Connor (2000)
  • Roger Garfitt (2001)
  • Bernadine Evaristo (2002)
  • Jill Dawson (2003)
  • David Flusfeder (2004)
  • John Boyne (2005)
  • Toby Litt (2007)
  • Henry Sutton (2008)
  • James Scudamore (2009)
  • Jeremy Page (2010).