Dr Clare Morgan

Director, Master of Studies in Creative Writing, Department for Continuing Education; Fellow of Kellogg College


Dr Morgan is a novelist and short story writer, whose interdisciplinary research interests currently focus on creative writing, and on the relation between literature and business. 

She designed and implemented Oxford University’s first creative writing course for matriculated students, the Master of Studies in Creative Writing, which she now directs. She has served as, among many other things, the Chair of the Literature Bursaries Panel for the Arts Council of Wales; a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Henley Management College; and an assessor for grant-aided publication for the Arts Council of Wales.  She has also worked closely with the Strategy Institute of The Boston Consulting Group in investigating the relation between poetry and business thinking.

She established the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing, which is dedicated to promoting excellence in creative writing research and to generating a vibrant writerly community through events and masterclasses with writers of international reputation such as Sir Andrew Motion, Julian Barnes, Simon Armitage and Audrey Niffenegger.

Dr Morgan has published a collection of short stories, An Affair of the Heart, and her work has been widely anthologised and commissioned for radio. Her novel, A Book for All and None (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011), was published in paperback in February 2012. She is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement.