Ghosts in Our Own Fictions

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As a novelist (Diamond Star Halo, London: Portobello Books, 2010; Happy Accidents, London: 4th Estate, 2005), I will examine how the author becomes a ‘ghost in their own fiction’ as the creative process allows lived experience, imagination and other textual reading (research) to overlap within this ‘new text.’ I will refer to my own work, my own creative process, and the work and creative processes of the modernist writer Jean Rhys.


Keywords: Authorship, Fiction, New Text
Stream: Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Tiffany Murray

Senior Lecturer, HASS
English Division
Creative and Professional Writing, Academi

Treforrest, Glamorgan, UK

I am a Welsh novelist, Diamond Star Halo (Portobello Books, 2010) and Happy Accidents (HarperPerennial, 2005), which was short-listed for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. My shorter fiction has appeared in Pretext, Mslexia, and New Welsh Review and I have worked as an editor (Pretext 8 with Helon Habila). I conduct writing courses for The Taliesen Trust and The Arvon Foundation, as well as being a Senior Lecturer at The University of Glamorgan. I am a graduate of New York University and UEA’s M.A. fiction and PhD programmes and my interests lie in Post-Colonial writing and The Creative Process.

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