Department:Cambridge School of the Creative Industries
Areas of Expertise: Creative writing
Colette Paul is particularly interested in short fiction, both theory and practice, and has published a book of short stories, Whoever You Choose to Love; these were serialized on Radio 4. Although her publications are in short fiction, she is interested in all types of prose fiction and has supervised many novel projects.
After studying English & Politics, Colette completed a MLitt in Creative Writing, and then a PhD, funded by a Carnegie Scholarship. During this time she worked as a post-graduate tutor in English Literature for the University of Glasgow, teaching a survey course from Milton to Angela Carter. After she finished her PhD, she taught Creative Writing at Glasgow University (MA level) and at Strathclyde University (BA level) and also for Visibility Scotland. She has worked at ARU since 2008 where she teaches mainly on the short story, and supervises students at all levels.
Colette has published in many literary magazines and journals, and two of her stories were recently included in Victoria Hislop’s anthology, The Story: 100 Great Stories of Love & Loss.
First supervisor for PhD students including:
Colette teaches Writing at BA, MA and PhD level
Paul, C. 2013. Kenny in The Story: Love, Loss & the Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories, (ed) Victoria Hislop, ISBN: 9781781853603.
Paul, C. 2013. Renaissance in The Story: Love, Loss & the Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories, (ed) Victoria Hislop, ISBN: 9781781853603.
Paul, C. 2013. Long Night of the Soul in New Writing Scotland 31, August 2013, ISBN 978-1-906841-14-0.
Paul, C. 2012. Real Life in Short Fiction in Theory & Practice Vol 1, Issue 2: 217-226, doi: 10. 1386
Paul, C. 2011. Where in the World in Stand, Vol 11 (3) 199: 68-74. ISSN: 0038-9366.
Paul, C. 2011. Privacy in Edinburgh Review, Vol 123, The Real World: 94-101, ISSN: 0267-6672
Paul, C. 2010. Carrying On, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing, Vol. 7, Issue 1: 76-85, ISSN: 1479-0726
Paul, C. 2010. Marginalia in The Year of Open Doors
Paul, C. 2010. Marginalia in Gutter: The Magazine of New Scottish Writing, Vol. 3, pp.60-64.
Paul, C., 2005. I'm Happy, You're Happy, We're All Happy. In: Lost in Progress. New York: Seal Press.
Paul, C., 2004. Whoever you Choose to Love. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.