Marian Garvey, BA (Hons.) Drama (Dartington College of Arts); MA
Creative Writing - Distinction (University of Sussex). Marian
Garvey has won First Prize in The Asham Award 2007 and was
shortlisted for several others. Her work has been published in
several magazines including The Sunday Times and The London
Magazine, and broadcast on BBC Radio . Her most recent radio
commission was A Rye Boy.
Describe your approach to teaching:
Everyone has a story to tell. In exploring "The Taboo" I help to add edge to students' work. I challenge them, but keep their confidence in tact.
What Inspires your work?
My background is second generation Irish. I have spent a great deal of time there especially after the death of my father when I was a young girl. My work explores grief and the connection between ' home' and belonging.