Alison FELL

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-06-04
Education Kinloch Rannoch Sch, Lochmaben Sch, Lockerbie Acad, Dumfries Acad, Edinburgh Coll of Art (Dip Sculpture, post-dip scholarship and travelling scholarship)
Books & Publications Hard Feelings (ed, 1979), The Grey Dancer (1981), Every Move You Make (1984), Truth, Dare or Promise (contrib, 1985), The Bad Box (1987), The Shining Mountain (1987, 2 edn 1988), Close Company - Stories of Mothers and Daughters (contrib, 1988), Sex and the City (contrib, 1989), Whose Cities? (contrib, 1991), Winters Tales (contrib, 1991), Mer de Glace (1991, Boardman Tasker award for mountain lit), The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro (1994), The Mistress of Lilliput (1999), Tricks of the Light (2003), The Element -Inth in Greek (2012); Poetry Kisses for Mayakovsky (1984), The Crystal Owl (1988), Dreams, like heretics (1997), Lightyear (2005); Plays Mapping the Edge (jtly, performed Crucible Theatre Sheffield 2001, adapted for BBC Radio 2001); Anthologies The Seven Deadly Sins (ed and contrib, 1988), The Seven Cardinal Virtues (ed and contrib, 1990), Serious Hysterics (ed and contrib, 1992); poetry in anthologies: Licking The Bed Clean (1978), Bread and Roses (1979), One Foot on the Mountain (1979), Smile Smile Smile Smile (1980), Angels of Fire, Apples and Snakes, The New British Poetry, Is That The New Moon?, Anthology of Scottish Women's Poetry (1991), The Faber Book of 20th Century Scottish Verse (1992), The Faber Book of Movie Verse (1993), 20th Century Scottish Literature (2001), Red Sky at Night - Scottish Poetry (2003); stories in anthologies: Sex and the City (1992), Infidelity (1993), Bad Sex (1993), Shouting it Out (1996)
Recreations N/A
Clubs
Style Ms Alison Fell
Career poet and novelist; co-fndr: The Welfare State Theatre Leeds 1969, The Women's Street Theatre Gp; journalist: Ink, Oz, Time Out; memb Spare Rib Editorial Collective 1975-79 (latterly fiction ed); writer in residence: C Day Lewis fell London Borough of Brent 1978, London Borough of Walthamstow 1981-82; tutor at writing workshops in arts centres across UK, writer in action SE Arts Kent 1985, tutor Arvon Fndn 1985-; writer in residence NSW Inst of Technol 1986, writing fell UEA 1998, Royal Literary Fund fell UCL 2002-03, res fell Middlesex Univ 2003-06, Royal Literary Fund fell Courtauld Inst 2006-; Univ of Southampton: lectr in creative writing 2008-, prof of creative writing 2014-; has recited at various arts venues throughout UK; subject of Whispers in the Dark (BBC TV Scotland) 1995; awarded Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize (Nat Poetry Soc) for first collections 1985; memb Greater London Arts Lit Panel 1984-86; memb: Soc of Authors, RSL
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