Lucy Cuthew – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Lucy Cuthew is the author of over thirty books for children. She has an MPhil in Children's Literature and worked in children's publishing as an editor for fifteen years. Her debut novel BLOOD MOON was nominated for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal, won the 2021 Amazing Book Awards, and was shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award in 2019. She speaks regularly on the BBC about children’s books.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Writing for Young People
  • MPhil Children's Literature

Professional memberships

  • National Association of Writers in Education
  • ALCS
  • PLR
  • Society of Authors

Teaching subjects

  • Creative Writing
  • Writing for Young People
  • Poetry
  • The Verse Novel
  • Contemporary Young Adult Literature

Other outputs

Research supervision

I am interested in supervising research students writing contemporary young adult novels using experimental forms, tackling taboo topics or taking other fresh approaches to writing for young adults.


Research and academic outputs

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Blood moon
book

Cuthew, L (2020) Blood moon. Walker, London. ISBN 9781406393446


How to edit a book
article

Cuthew, L (2011) 'How to edit a book.' Write4Children, 2 (2). ISSN 1758-9835


Loving the world in which we live: Philip Pullman’s 'His dark materials' and C.S. Lewis’s 'The chronicles of Narnia' as approaches to sublunary existence
article

Cuthew, L (2010) 'Loving the world in which we live: Philip Pullman’s 'His dark materials' and C.S. Lewis’s 'The chronicles of Narnia' as approaches to sublunary existence.' Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 7 (1). pp. 87-98.


Fantasy, morality and ideology: a comparative study of C.S.Lewis' 'The chronicles of Narnia' and Philip Pullman's 'His dark materials'
thesis

Cuthew, L (2006) Fantasy, morality and ideology: a comparative study of C.S.Lewis' 'The chronicles of Narnia' and Philip Pullman's 'His dark materials'. M.Phil thesis, University of Birmingham.


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