Biography

Rebecca Stott is a novelist, award-winning non-fiction writer, radio broadcaster and academic who works across several different disciplines including history, archaeology, literature and history of science. At UEA she teaches on both literature and creative writing modules and supervises PhD students writing historical novels.


After completing her literature BA, MA and PhD degrees at the School of English and Related Literature at York University, Stott taught literature full-time in the English departments of York, Leeds and Anglia Ruskin (Cambridge). She was appointed Professor of Literature in 2003. She came to UEA in 2007 to a chair of literature and creative writing after publishing the bestselling historical thriller Ghostwalk and designing and launching the MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin. She won the Costa Prize for Biography in 2017 for her memoir In the Days of Rain and in 2018 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Anglia Ruskin.

 

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