Bryan, Lynne

Taught at the UEA : 2004 - 2012, MA Year : 1985


Lynne Bryan is the author of the short story collection Envy At The Cheese Handout (Faber & Faber) and the novels Gorgeous and Like Rabbits (Sceptre). She has co-edited six anthologies of short prose, and her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her story ‘A Regular Thing’ was made into an award-winning Danish short film. Her memoir Iron Man is published by Salt in 2021. Lynne has taught creative writing for the Arvon Foundation, Norwich University of the Arts and on the undergraduate programme at UEA between 2004 and 2012. She was the co-ordinator of UEA’s summer school for teachers who teach creative writing and for many years co-directed Words And Women, a literary organisation supporting women writers in the East of England.


Awards and recognition

  • Saboteur Award (Best Anthology) shortlist for Words and Women: One (2014)
  • Women in Publishing New Venture Award shortlist (2015)
  • Works

  • Envy at the Cheese Handout (1995)
  • Gorgeous (1999)
  • Like Rabbits (2002)
  • Words And Women: One (ed. 2014, with Belona Greenwood) 
  • Words And Women: Two (ed. 2015, with Bel Greenwood)
  • Words And Women: Three (ed. 2016, with Bel Greenwood)
  • Gull Stones & Cuckoos: Writing From Rural Norfolk (ed. 2016, with Belona Greenwood)
  • Words And Women: Four (ed. 2017, with Bel Greenwood)
  • Words And Women: The Compendium (ed. 2017, with Belona Greenwood)