Gerard Donovan is an acclaimed Irish-born novelist and poet who has just been appointed Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth. Gerard's main UK publisher is Faber. He will be joining the Creative Writing programme in Autumn 2009. His career as a novelist took off when his debut novel Schopenhauer's Telescope was long-listed for the Man Booker prize in 2003. Since then he has published Doctor Salt (2005), Julius Winsome (2006) and Country of the Grand (2008). His 3 books of poetry are Columbus Rides Again (1992), Kings and Bicycles (1995) and The Lighthouse (2000). Gerard joins the English and Creative Writing team at Plymouth having recently been working in New York. Read more about Gerard Donovan in the Irish Times.
Martin Goodman is leaving Plymouth for Hull, where he is taking up a chair in Creative Writing. Martin has made a terrific contribution to writing at Plymouth, and he is a much-loved teacher in English and Creative Writing.