Writers in Residence

Better writing, better marks

Want to improve your writing?

Writers Paul Dowswell and Meg Sanders are available during term-time to advise, on a one-to-one basis, students and staff on any aspects of their writing. Whether it's essays, reports, dissertations or other written work, Paul and Meg offer tutorials of up to an hour about any aspect of your writing you want to discuss.

Paul DowswellImage of Paul Dowswell

Writer in Residence and Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Paul can be found in C66, Alfred Denny Building. He is available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

To book an appointment email p.dowswell@sheffield.ac.uk.

Paul is an award-winning author, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a brilliant historical novelist’. He has won the Historical Association Young Quills Award twice, the Hamelin Associazione Culturale Book Prize and, for non-fiction, the Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science Books. He is a regular visitor to schools, literary festivals and conferences in the UK and Europe, and is a Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Paul has just spent two years working as a RLF Fellow at Leicester De Montfort and is looking forward to helping students at Sheffield with their writing. He will be available Mondays and Tuesdays to provide one-on-one guidance and advice. Are you struggling with grammar, or not explaining yourself clearly? Maybe you are having problems structuring your essays? Come and visit to see how you can present your work in the best possible light.

Meg SandersImage of Meg Sanders

Writer in Residence and Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Meg can also be found in C66, Alfred Denny Building. She is available Thursdays and Fridays.

To book an appointment email meg.sanders@sheffield.ac.uk

Meg Sanders is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her eight novels (co-written with Annie Ashworth as Annie Sanders) have been published in the UK, North America and Australia, and translated for publication in Europe, the Middle and Far East. She has also written some 20 works of non-fiction, including children’s books, reference works and several spin-offs from TV series. She has written short stories and features for a range of magazines, articles for the Financial Times, Observer, Independent, Cotswold Life and the Big Issue, and has been extensively interviewed on radio and television.

She makes frequent appearances at literary festivals, interviewing authors, chairing panels and running writing workshops. She was previously RLF fellow at Aston University. Meg has worked in publishing in one role or another since graduating in French from the University of London - initially as a technical translator, proofreader, then as editor for both non-fiction books and magazines - before starting to write herself. She lives near Stratford-on-Avon and is married with twins.