John McCullough

When I'm not writing, I teach creative writing courses at the University of Brighton, the Arvon Foundation and New Writing South. I have a PhD in English literature from the University of Sussex after writing a thesis on the rhetoric of friendship in Renaissance writing, 1579-1625. My interests include queer culture, Doctor Who and most things to do with Japan. I grew up in Watford but now live in Hove with my partner Morgan Case and our cats.

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John at the Costa Book Awards ceremony in January 2020 after Reckless Paper Birds was shortlisted. He is joined by judge Jade Cuttle (left) and poet Karen Goodwin (right).

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