Roberts, Michele

Taught at the UEA : 1992 (as the Writing Fellow), 2002 - 2007


1992 Writing Fellowship

Michèle Roberts was a Professor of Creative Writing and co-Director (with Patricia Duncker) of the Prose Fiction MA between 2002 and 2007, and subsequently taught on the Life Writing MA as a Writing Fellow. She remains Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing at UEA and is the author of many highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. She has also published poetry and short stories, including Mud: Stories of Sex and Love (2010).  Half-English and half-French, she lives in London and in the Mayenne, France.


  • A Piece of the Night (1978)
  • The Visitation (1978)
  • The Wild Girl (1984)
  • The Book of Mrs Noah (1987)
  • Psyche and the Hurricane (1991)
  • Daughters of the House (1992)
  • Flesh & Blood (1994)
  • Impossible Saints (1998)
  • The Looking Glass (2000)
  • Playing Sardines (2002)
  • The Mistressclass (2003)
  • Reader, I Married Him (2006)
  • Paper Houses (2012)
  • Mud: Stories of Sex and Love (2012)
  • The Walworth Beauty (2017)
  • Negative Capability (2020)