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In May 2021, Kate was awarded the Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award by the Electronic Literature Organisation (ELO). This award recognises Kate’s work in bridging the worlds of print and digital across multiple forms of expression. According to the judges:
Kate Pullinger’s fictional explorations of digital media for expressive purposes challenges the rhetoric of transparency in favor of a storytelling practice that brings together enjoyment and reflection. Her continued combination of poetic imagination and digital media education has achieved a broad public engagement with the constraints and affordances of electronic literature.
Read the full article here.
The ELO is a pioneering organisation that has been at the forefront of scholarly and practice-based research in the field of elit for more than two decades. Kate is honoured that the ELO has seen fit to recognise her work in this manner.
This text was written for a talk on leadership, given at Bath Spa Uni, 11 May, 2021.
When I was interviewed for my first academic job – a 0.5 Readership in Creative Writing and New Media – in 2005, I was asked by the Dean of the School where I saw myself in five years’ time. I replied, ‘Doing your job,’ which was my idea of a joke given how far I was from a) understanding how universities work and b) being interested in academic leadership or management of any kind. The Dean was not amused. But I did get the job.
And, for the record, I still have zero interest in becoming a Dean.
So how did I get there, to that Readership? Well, I’ll back track and give you a little personal history.
My first book, a book of short stories called Tiny Lies, came out in 1989 when I was a mere sprite. [Read more…]
To mark the April 2021 publication of the paperback of FOREST GREEN, we created a Reading Guide to the novel for book clubs. You can read, download, and print it from this PRH webpage.