Dr Glenn Patterson

Glenn Patterson

Creative Writing Lecturer 


Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast and educated there and at the University of East Anglia where he studied for an MA in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter. He is the author of eight novels and two works of non-fiction. His plays and stories have been broadcast on Radio 3 and Radio 4 and articles and essays have appeared in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Independent, Irish Times, Dublin Review. Before coming to Queen's as writer-in-residence (1994) he was Creative Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia and writer-in-residence at University College Cork. He has also presented numerous television documentaries and an arts review series for RTE. A film, Good Vibrations, co-written with Colin Carberry is due for cinema release in 2013. In 2008 he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is a member of Aosdana.

Contact:  +44 (0)28 90973795

Email:  glenn.patterson@qub.ac.uk

Academic CV


Burning Your Own, Published by Chatto & Windus, 1988

Fat Lad, Published by Chatto & Windus, 1992

Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain, Published by Chatto & Windus, 1995

The International, Published by Anchor Books, 1999

Number 5, Published by Penguin, 2003

That Which Was, Published by Penguin, 2004

Lapsed Protestant, Published by New Island Books, 2006

The Third Party, Published by Blackstaff Press, 2007

Once Upon a Hill: Love in Troubled Times, published by Bloomsbury, 2008

The Mill for Grinding Old People Young, Published by Faber & Faber, 2012
(Chosen as Belfast's One City One Book Choice 2012)