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Dr Lucy Burns

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Lucy Burns joined LJMU as a Senior Lecturer in Prose in 2024. She has previously taught at Teesside University and the University of Manchester, and has worked in editorial roles at Manchester University Press and The Manchester Review.

Her first book, Larger than an Orange, was published by Chatto & Windus in 2021. It was named a 2021 Sunday Times Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 2022 Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Young Writer of the Year Award.

Lucy is currently working on a creative non-fiction book about the US liberal arts college, Black Mountain College.


2019, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD English Literature and American Studies
2013, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MA Post-1900 Literatures, Theories, and Cultures
2012, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) English Literature

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Prose, Liverpool John Moores University, 2024 - present
Lecturer in Creative Writing, Teesside University, 2022 - 2024
Lecturer in English Literature, University of Manchester, 2019 - 2019

Books (authored)

Burns L. 2021. Larger Than an Orange Chatto & Windus 9781784744410

Journal article

Burns L. “Creative Writing […] has a place in the curriculum”: Robert Wunsch at Black Mountain College, 1933-43 Journal of Black Mountain College Studies,