Fellow at University of Central Lancashire, 2009/10
Fellow at University of Warwick, 2010/11
Fellow at Lancaster University, 2011/12
Philip Caveney was born in North Wales and over a long career has published twelve adult novels and six books for children. His first novel The Sins of Rachel Ellis was published in 1976. He published two adventure novels in the 1980s while moonlighting as a drummer in a rock band. Through the 1990s he published a string of crime thrillers
including Speak No Evil and Skin Flicks. More recently, he has turned his hand to writing fiction for younger readers. His first children's novel, Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools, was published in 2007 and has been sold in twenty countries. The book was short-listed for several literary prizes and was followed by two sequels, Prince of Pirates and Prince of Explorers. Most recently, he had been working on the Alec Devlin mysteries. The first volume, Eye Of The Serpent - to be published in 2008 - has been short-listed for two literary awards. For over 25 years, Philip has been founder-member and co-ordinator of the Manchester Writers' Workshop, where writers at all levels of their craft can come for guidance and expert criticism. Philip has also worked extensively in copywriting and has produced ads, features and promotional copy for some of the UK's leading companies.
He lives in Heaton Moor, Stockport.