Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour

Lecturer in Creative Writing


Extension: 4415

Telephone: 01392 724415

CV for Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour



Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour spent several years teaching English Literature and Critical Theory at Cardiff University, Reading University and Oxford University before becoming a Creative Writing Lecturer at the University of Exeter. 

Since her debut was shortlisted for the 'Branford Boase Award for Outstanding First Novel' (2012), she has gone on to publish twelve more award-winning children's books, many of which have been translated into over fifteen languages. 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 'migration' and 'anxiety' in children's literature have both resulted in creative writing publications with Oxford University Press and Little Tiger Press. Award-winning titles include: A Hen in the Wardrobe, the Wendy Quill series, How the Library (not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel and Dottie Blanket on the Hilltop.    

Office: Queen's Building, Room BG 23

Office Hours: Monday 2:45 - 5:45pm (Please book appointment via email)