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Rachel Bentham
Rachel Bentham
Fellow at University of Exeter, 2006/07

Fellow at Cardiff University, 2007-09

Fellow at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 2011/12

Fellow at University of Bath, 2013/14

Rachel Bentham writes in several different areas, including poetry, prose and scriptwriting. She is an experienced radio writer, having written many dramas and docu-dramas for Radio 4, on subjects as varied as shoplifting, Stonehenge and Edwardian parachuting. Her film script, Learning the Ropes, won the Picture This Prize for film-makers. Her poetry is internationally published and many of her short stories have been broadcast by the BBC. At present she is finishing a novel set in Tahiti during the 1840s, and a PhD. Rachel teaches at Bath Spa University. She lives in Bristol with her four children and is very rarely bored.