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Rachel Hamiton – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Rachel Hamilton is the author of seven books for young people, published by Simon & Schuster and OUP in the UK, Scholastic in the US, and Motivate Publishing in the Middle East. She has also worked as an advertising creative, copywriter and columnist, with articles featured in The Guardian, Time Out and other media. She has taught English and Creative Writing in schools and prisons in the UK and the Middle East, and her claim to fame is that she helped run the world’s highest writing workshop at the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Rachel has seven years’ experience as an editor and mentor, with Bloomsbury Writers & Artists, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and other agencies. She enjoys interviewing fellow authors and has moderated discussion panels at several UK and international literature festivals. She is currently working as a literary agent with The BIA.

(Pronouns: she/her)

Academic qualifications

  • Masters in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University
  • PGCE in Secondary English Literature and Language, Cambridge University
  • BA (Hons) English Literature and Language, Open University (first class degree)

Professional memberships

  • CIEP

Teaching specialisms and areas of expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • Writing for Young People
  • Editorial support
  • The children's publishing industry


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