Derek Neale

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A novelist and short story writer with a practical and research interest in drama and film, script and life writing, Derek has recorded many interviews with novelists, playwrights, autobiographers and biographers about their approach to writing. He taught fiction and dramatic writing at UEA over a number of years and facilitated writing activities in a prison. Derek gained his Creative Writing MA and PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA, and joined The Open University in 2003, helping to design and write the materials for a whole new generation of OU writing courses.

Video - Meet Derek Neale - an interview about writing practice