Bea Hitchman

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Dr Beatrice Hitchman's research sits at the intersection of critical and creative writing. Her creative outputs to date focus on gender, queer writing and historical fiction, and her critical work focuses on concepts of 'voice', endings and writing the remote past. 

Her first novel, Petite Mort (Serpent's Tail, 2013) was nominated for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Prize, the Polari Prize, the HWA Debut Novel Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and serialised as a ten-part Radio 4 drama.

Her second novel, All of You Every Single One, considers ideas of queer family (Serpent's Tail, 2021). It was published in the USA in 2022 by Abrams Press and has been nominated for the Historical Writers' Association Prize and the Polari Prize.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Julia Lindqvist, a Novel, and Writing the Unhappy Queer Ending, Bath Spa University

1 Sept 20141 Sept 2017

Award Date: 1 Feb 2018

Master, Creative Writing, Bath Spa University

1 Sept 20081 Sept 2009

Award Date: 1 Oct 2009

Master, MSc Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh

1 Sept 20021 Sept 2003

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

External positions

External Examiner, University of Oxford

1 Apr 20241 Apr 2027

External Examiner, University of Strathclyde

1 Sept 20221 Sept 2025

External Examiner, University of York

30 Sept 2020 → …


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