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Lucy Burns is a writer and Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law. She joined Teesside University in 2022, having previously taught at the University of Manchester.

Her debut book, Larger than an Orange (Chatto & Windus, 2021), was an experimental memoir about abortion. It was named a 2021 Sunday Times Book of the Year.

She holds a PhD in English Literature and American Studies from the University of Manchester. Her thesis explored the history of creative writing at the experimental US liberal arts college, Black Mountain College, and the poetics of the college’s final rector, Charles Olson.

Lucy is working on her second book.

Prior to joining Teesside, Lucy worked in academic publishing as an assistant editor at Manchester University Press.

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