Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

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CV for Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour

Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour taught English Literature and Critical Theory at Cardiff, Reading and Oxford University before joining Exeter University, where she holds post as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. 

Since her debut was shortlisted for the 'Branford Boase Award for Outstanding First Novel', she has gone on to publish 18 award-winning children's books, the latest of which was picked as one of the 'Best 10 Childen's Books of the Year' byTime Magazine. Highlights of her writing career include appearances on Woman's Hour, CBeebies' Bedtime Story, CBBC's Newround and the Edinburgh Literary Festival, as well having the Children's Laureate describe her work as 'simply brilliant.'

A strong link between academic research and creative practice is a striking feature of Dr O'Shea-Meddour's writing, and current research projects on 'child wellbeing' and 'migration' in children's literature have resulted in both grants and internationally acclaimed creative writing publications. Award-winning titles include: Lubna and Pebble,Tibble and Grandpa, A Hen in the Wardrobe, the Wendy Quill series, How the Library (not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel and Dottie Blanket on the Hilltop.