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Anna Freeman – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Anna Freeman is a novelist, a multiple poetry slam champion, an associate lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University and a producer of spoken word events for Bristol Old Vic.

Anna's first novel, The Fair Fight, is a pulsating historical adventure set within the world of female prize-fighters and their patrons in 18th century Bristol. The Fair Fight won the Tibor Jones pageturner prize 2013, is published by W&N in the UK and by Riverhead in the USA, and has been optioned for TV drama by the BBC. Her second novel, Four Days of Fog, is due out in May 2018.

Her first poetry collection, Gingering the World from the Inside, is published by Burning Eye Books. 

Academic qualifications

  • MA distinction in Creative Writing with Pedagogic Studies
  • BA in Creative Writing, 1st Class.

Teaching specialism

  • Novel Writing.

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