Gareth Creer

Writer in Residence and Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Gareth CreerGareth Creer is currently published by Faber & Faber under the pseudonym Adam Creed. His Staffe series of novels is translated into nine languages and will be screened by ITV as Dark Heart in the autumn of 2016. The series includes Suffer the Children, Willing Flesh, Pain of Death, Death in the Sun, and Kill and Tell. He has also had three literary novels under his own name published by Transworld: Skin and Bone, Cradle to Grave, and Big Sky.

For four years he was Writer in Residence at HMYOI Glen Parva, and then conceived and ran the Free To Write project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, supporting inmates and ex-offenders in pursuit of their writing. Run in conjunction with HMP Liverpool and Merseyside Probation services, the project ran for six years and culminated in the Free To Write anthology, published by Headland in 2013.

He taught Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University for fourteen years and was Head of Writing at LJMU for seven years before retiring to concentrate on his own writing in 2014. He has written widely on the pedagogy of writing, most notably for Edinburgh University Press and Palgrave.

Gareth can be found in Room C202A. This is on C Floor of the Alfred Denny Building. He is available on Mondays and Tuesdays. To book an appointment e-mail him at