Cross, Helen

Taught at the UEA : 2015 - 2018, MA Year : 1997


A graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA, Helen is the author of four novels, including My Summer of Love which won a Betty Trask Award and became a BAFTA award-winning film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and magazines and been broadcast on the BBC. Her radio dramas have been shortlisted for several major awards including Best Audio Drama and The Innovation Award, both in the BBC Drama and Music Awards. She taught on the MA and MFA programmes as a Teaching Fellow between 2015 and 2018.

Awards and recognition

  • Betty Trask Award for My Summer of Love (2002)
  • Works

  • My Summer of Love (2001)
  • The Secrets She Keeps (2005)
  • Split Milk, Black Coffee (2009)