Rosalind Brown

Rosalind Brown



Personal profile


Rosalind (Ros) Brown is a novelist and holds both an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA. Her first novel PRACTICE, which formed a part of her PhD, will be published in 2024 in the UK, Australia and North America. She is currently researching British farming for her second novel.

Ros's PhD investigated the concept of discipline, particularly self-discipline, and our cultural fascination with the forms of self-discipline practised by writers. She concluded that widespread discussions of writers' routines and editing practices reveal hidden assumptions about what makes 'good writing', and even about the nature of creativity itself.

Ros's work has appeared in Lighthouse (2016), Best British Short Stories 2017 (2017), Ambit (2018), MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture (2021), Propel Magazine (2022), and The Paris Review (2023). She was one of the organisers of Love Takes Risks: The Poetics of Contemporary Small-Press Fiction, a symposium at UEA in March 2019.

Academic Background

2005-08 - BA in English Language and Literature (first class), University of Oxford

2009-10 - PGDE in Secondary Education (English), University of Edinburgh

2014-16 - MA in Creative Writing (Prose) (distinction), University of East Anglia

2017-2022 - PhD in Creative and Critical Writing, University of East Anglia - viva passed in June 2022 with no corrections

Key Research Interests

  • British farming and rural studies
  • Style in prose fiction and non-fiction
  • Phenomenology and language