Ms. Carole Burns

United Kingdom

Member Since: 04/25/2013

Carole Burns's book of short stories, The Missing Woman, will be published by Parthian books in 2015.  They include stories published in Ploughshares and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Short Fiction.  Her first book was Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything in Between, based on interviews with writers such as Colm Toibin, Tobias Wolff, A.S. Byatt, Joanna Scott, Hannah Tinti, and Alice McDermott.  A regular freelancer for The Washington Post's Book World, she is Head of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton in England, and is working on a novel.


Twitter Username: @Carole_Burns


  • Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings and Everything in Between , W,.W. Norton (January 2008)


  • Head of Creative Writing at University of Southampton (February 2014 - )
  • Programme Leader, MA Creative and Critical Writing at University of Winchester (September 2006 - September 2012)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Columbia University (May 1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English LIterature from University of Pennsylvania (May 1986)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction