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Ashley Lister


Ashley Lister


Ashley is a freelance writer. After completing his degree he has gone on take a PGCE and now lectures in creative writing.

Expert In...

• Creative Writing
• Short Fiction
• Genre Fiction
• Poetry

Courses I Teach

Qualifications and Accolades

• BA (Hons) English Language, Literature and Writing
• Post-Graduate certificate in Education
• Completion of R2 on PhD
• Estimated completion of PhD, 2018
• Longlisted for the Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker Prize’, 2016
• Shortlisted for Saboteur Awards ‘Best Anthology’, 2016
• Finalist at Word War Poetry Slam, 2016

Industry Background

I’m the author of more than 30 novels and 100 short stories and have worked with a broad range of publishers from small independent magazines and presses to the larger publishing houses such as Virgin Publishing, HarperCollins and Random House.

Professional Activities

• Publishing professionally
• Monthly host of Pub Poets Open Mic events.
• Guest speaker at Leicester University Self-Publishing Conference, 2016
• Member of NAWE

Why B&FC?

I completed my English degree at B&FC and was impressed with the support and delivery that was a key part of the ethos of the environment. Consequently, once I had achieved a teaching qualification, B&FC was one of the first places where I looked to work.


“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal.