Dr. Heidi James-Dunbar
Heidi James-Dunbar is Academic Faculty Director and a Lecturer in English Literature and Writing Studies at FIE. She has an MA in Creative Writing, is a recipient of the Sophie Warne Fellowship and was the inaugural student at the London Graduate School for which she received a full studentship to read for her PhD in English Literature. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Her academic research interests include Speculative Realism and Trauma Testimony in Contemporary Fiction. Heidi’s novel So the Doves was named The Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Month and has recently been published in USA and Canada. Her novel Wounding was published (also by Bluemoose Books) in April, 2014. She was a finalist for the Cinnamon Poetry Collection Prize. Her novella The Mesmerist's Daughter (won the Saboteur Award. Her novel Carbon, was published by Blatt in October 09 and is published in Spanish by El Tercer Nombre. Her essays, poetry and short stories have appeared in various publications and anthologies including Dazed and Confused, Next Level, Flux, Brand, Mslexia, Somesuch Stories, Neon, Pulp.net etc. She presents a podcast on writing, First Graft.