Sarah Burton

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Author: Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton currently teaches creative writing at Cambridge University's Institute for Continuing Education, on weekend courses, day schools, online courses and the International Summer Programme. Until 2017 she was Course Director of ICE's Master's programme in Creative Writing; she now convenes ICE's Writers' Retreats. She teaches fiction, non-fiction, writing for performance and writing for children and also writes in all these genres. With Jem Poster she also regularly runs courses for the Guardian Masterclass series and the Oxford Literary Festival. She is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Sarah's publications are diverse, including two critically acclaimed biographies, Impostors: Six Kinds of Liar (Penguin, 2000) and A Double Life: a Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb (Penguin, 2003; shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year award); a children's book, The Miracle in Bethlehem: A Storyteller's Tale (Floris Books, 2008); a page-to-stage guide, How to Put on a Community Play (Aurora Metro Books, 2011) and a spoof, The Complete and Utter History of the World By Samuel Stewart, Aged 9 (Short Books, 2013). Her debut novel, The Strange Adventures of H, was published by Legend Press in 2020.

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