The senior lecturer in the School of Humanities, is about to have published his first novel, The Nacullians by Epoque Press.
This dark comedy charts the tensions and traumas of three generations of one family and their relationship with the city they inhabit.
Currently supervising two PhD students, Craig has published fiction in the literary periodical New Writing, Text, Firefly Magazine, Potluck and in the époque press ezine. His drama has been widely performed in the UK, including his adaptation of Beowulf and he has had dramatic work commissioned from The National Archives, The Booth Museum of Natural History and the Theatre Royal Brighton.
Craig, Course Leader for Creative Writing BA(Hons), said: “It’s important and relevant that if you’re teaching creative writing, you’re a writer. In developing your own writing career, you’re not only developing an understanding of your own process and craft that’s relevant to students, but you’re also able to share your experience of the publishing process for the benefit of students.
“My own writing is deeply indebted to the fact that I teach Creative Writing and English Literature. I’m always reading, thinking about literature, writing about it, talking about it and revisiting my ideas as I teach each new cohort of students.
“My work as an academic means I’m never far away from literature, and my writing means I’m never far away from my teaching.
The Nacullians will be launched on 21 May at 7.30pm at Waterstones book store by the Clock Tower in Brighton.