Professor Glenn Patterson


Glenn’s ten novels to date are: Burning Your Own (1988), a Rooney Prize and Betty Trask first novel prize-winner; Fat Lad(1992); Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain (1995), The International (1999); Number 5 (2003), That Which Was (2004), The Third Party (2007); The Mill For Grinding Old People Young, the inaugural One City One Book choice for Belfast (2012); The Rest Just Follows (2014); and Gull (2016).

He has also published two essay collections, 
Lapsed Protestant (2006) and Here’s Me Here (2014), and the family memoir, Once upon a Hill: Love in Troubled Times (2009).

Short stories and plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, and he has also presented television documentaries on literary and cultural subjects. His feature film 
Good Vibrations (co-written with Colin Carberry) was released in 2013. In 2009 he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

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Name: Andrea McCartney
Years of Study: 2015 - present

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Name: Elizabeth Byrne
Years of Study: 2016 - present


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Name: Hilary McCollum
Years of Study: 2017 - present

Alumni: where are they now?

Emily Dedakis

PhD title: How I Was Taught

Years of Study: 2006 - 2009
Country: USA
Current position: Accidental Theatre

Darran McCann

PhD title: After the Lockout

Years of Study: 2006 - 2009
Country: Ireland
Current position: Lecturer in Creative Writing, QUB

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