Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University

Kate Pullinger writes novels, short stories, and digital fiction, including multimedia interactive collaborative works. Her new novel, Landing Gear, was published in 2014 (Doubleday Random House/ Touchstone Simon and Schuster); it expands and augments the story of her digital work, Flight Paths, http://www.flightpaths.net. Her novel, The Mistress of Nothing, won the Governor General's Award for Fiction in 2009, Canada's oldest and most prestigious literary prize; it was longlisted for both the Giller Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Award.

In 2014, Kate Pullinger created a digital war memorial to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War One. 'Letter to an Unknown Soldier', co-created by theatre-maker and novelist Neil Bartlett, invited people to write a letter to the unknown soldier who stands on Platform One of Paddington Station. More than 22,000 people responded and all their letters are collected here: http://www.1418now.org.uk/letter. Her digital fiction, Inanimate Alice, http://www.inanimatealice.com, has won numerous prizes and accolades and has become a leading title in the field of digital literacy and pedagogy; a new episode was released at the end of December 2014.

Kate Pullinger grew up in Canada, dropped out of McGill University when she was 19, then travelled, read, wrote, and started a family before re-entering academic life in 2007 when she became a Reader in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, where she completed a PhD by Published Works.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University

Honours

Governor General's Award for Fiction, 2009 - Canada