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. Marian was longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018.
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.