2022 Burgess Fellows Announced

We are delighted to welcome our 2022 Burgess Fellows, authors Will Harris and Natasha Brown.


Every year, the Centre for New Writing welcomes two Writers in Residence to be part of the programme for the spring term. 

Since 2017, in partnership with The International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the Manchester Museum, these visiting writer fellows are known as the Burgess Fellows. Anthony Burgess published his first writing while a student at the University, and this partnership aims to support the emerging writers of today. 

Will Harris is a London-based writer. His debut poetry book RENDANG (2020) is published by Granta in the UK and Wesleyan University Press in the US. It was a Poetry Book Society Choice, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He co-edited the Spring 2020 issue of The Poetry Review with Mary Jean Chan. 

Natasha Brown has spent a decade working in financial services, after studying Maths at Cambridge University. She developed Assembly, her debut novel after receiving a 2019 London Writers Award in the literary fiction category.