Alumni authors

From crime novelist Mark Billingham (BA Drama and Theatre Arts, 1983) to Booker Prize nominee David Lodge CBE (PhD English, 1967) many of our alumni have written published books since leaving Birmingham. The variety of literature from alumni reflects the diverse learning experiences and expertise of our students.

Featured title

Clare MorrallWhen the Floods Came - Clare Morrall (BMus Music, 1974)

In a world prone to violent flooding, Britain, ravaged 20 years earlier by a deadly virus, has been largely cut off from the rest of the world. Survivors are few and far between, most of them infertile. Children, the only hope for the future, are a rare commodity.

For 22-year-old Roza Polanski, life with her family in their isolated tower block is relatively comfortable. She's safe, happy enough. But when a stranger called Aashay Kent arrives, everything changes.

Clare's first novel Astonishing Splashes of Colour was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her latest has been described by the Financial Times as a 'love affair to Birmingham' and a 'mesmerising vision of the future' by The Guardian.

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If you have written a book that you would like us to include on the website, please email the alumni office.