About Lisa Selvidge
Lisa completed a BA in Russian Language & Literature at the University of London, with Portuguese as a subsidiary. After travelling and teaching English as a Foreign Language for several years in Japan and Russia, she went on to take an MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at the University of East Anglia in the UK. She subsequently taught at the Norwich School of Art & Design for five years and then at the University of East Anglia where, in 2001, she became academic director for creative writing in the Centre for Continuing Education. Over the next three years she expanded both the writing programme and teaching team. She also tutored on accredited and award bearing courses on prose fiction, script & screenwriting, writing memoirs, popular fiction and online courses.
She now lives in Portugal for much of the year and teaches for the Continuing Education departments of University of East Anglia, University of York and Oxford University, as well as doing freelance work.
Her fiction includes The Trials of Tricia Blake, A Divine War and The Last Dance over the Berlin Wall. She has also edited a collection of Algarve stories entitled, Summer Times in the Algarve and a book about how to write fiction called the Writing Fiction Workbook. Her latest publication is a book of interlinking short stories entitled, Beyond the Sea - Stories from the Algarve. See www.montanhabooks.com
She was also involved in the BBC Get Writing website www.bbc.co.uk/getwriting
Last updated 6 December 2010
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