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Dr Edward Hogan

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Professional biography

I am a writer and teacher of fiction, with a specialism in the short story. I took an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, where I won the David Higham Award, before securing an AHRC PhD studentship at the Open University. For my PhD, I studied narrative disruption in cinemagoing and D/deafness, and spent several years learning British Sign Language.
My first novel Blackmoor, won the 2010 Desmond Elliott Prize, and I have published four more books, including two for young adults and The Electric, which arose from my doctoral study. I've been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, The Encore Award, the Branford Boase Award, and the Dylan Thomas Prize.
More recently, I have focused my attention on short fiction, and my stories have appeared in The Moth, and Best British Short Stories 2022. My story 'Single Sit' won the Galley Beggar Press Prize 2021, and my work has been listed for the Sunday Times Short Story Award, the V.S Pritchett Prize, and the Manchester Fiction Prize. My critical work has been published in Writing in Practice, and I have written for The Guardian, the BBC, and The Conversation.
Selected publications:
Hogan, E. (2023) ‘Home Work’ in ‘The 2023 Manchester fiction prize shortlist’ available at:
Hogan, E. (2023) ‘War Work’ in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, vol 16. Bristol: Tangent.
Hogan, E. (2022) ‘Single Sit’ in Royle, N (ed) Best British Short Stories 2022. Cromer: Salt, and at:
Hogan, E. (2022) ‘The Greenland Shark’, in Higgins, J et al (eds) The Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2022. AdHoc Fiction.

Hogan, E. (2020) The Electric. London: John Murray.

Hogan, E. (2020) ‘Loops and reels: narrative disruption in film, fiction, and cinemagoing history.’ Writing in practice: the journal of creative writing research, vol 6.
Hogan, E. (2020) ‘Bright Side’, in ‘The 2020 Manchester fiction prize shortlist’ available at: (Accessed 16 January 2023)
Hogan, E. (2011) The Hunger Trace. Simon and Schuster
Hogan, E. (2008) Blackmoor. Simon and Schuster

Teaching interests

I am Module chair on the Open University's MA in Creative Writing, and I'm also Postgraduate co-convenor for English and Creative Writing, which means I have responsibility for our thriving PhD research environment.
Currently, I am supervising four PhD students, and am glad to hear from prospective students with an interest in short fiction, the short story cycle, and the interdisciplinary nature of fiction writing practice.
I wrote several units for the OU's updated flagship undergraduate module, and my work features in the associated textbook, Creative Writing: a workbook with readings, co-published by Routledge. 

Impact and engagement

As co-director of the Contemporary Cultures of Writing research group in 2020/21, I helped devise our first series of online seminars, 'The Personal as Political', attracting attendees from across the world.
I undertake community mentoring and teaching, and I've worked with schools, colleges, and festivals, where I have contributed to panels alongside writers such as Hilary Mantel, Helen Macdonald, and Irenson Okojie. In 2020 I co-convened - with Siobhan Campbell - a series of writing workshops for Veterans Outreach Support, in Portsmouth.

External collaborations

I lead the Open University's partnership with the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook (Bloomsbury), and coordinate two public-facing events each year as part of this collaboration.
I have acted as external examiner both for PhDs and for academic creative writing programmes.
In 2024 I joined the editorial board of Short Fiction in Theory and Practice. a member of the European Network for Short Fiction Research and the National Association of Writers in Education. 


The Electric (2020)
Hogan, Edward
ISBN : 9781473669550 | Publisher : John Murray | Published : London

War Work (2023)
Hogan, Edward
In: Melia, Joe ed. Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology. Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology (pp. 97-105)
ISBN : 9781914345289 | Publisher : Tangent Books | Published : Bristol

Single Sit (2022)
Hogan, Edward
In: Royle, Nicholas ed. Best British Short Stories 2022
ISBN : 9781784632489 | Publisher : Salt Publishing | Published : Cromer, UK

‘Becky and the Rockettes: Attrition, Affect(ion), and (Ex)Change in the Fieldwork Relationship by Hannah Hernandez Gould, Independent Academic.’ (2023)
Hogan, Edward
In : European Network of Short Fiction Research Conference, Landscape and Temporality (23-25 Oct 2023, University of Manchester, Machester, UK)

A Guide to Household Infestations (2021)
Hogan, Edward
The Moth, Milltown, IRL.

Bright Side (2020)
Hogan, Edward
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.