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Megan Hunter

Novelist, Poet, Radio/tv/screenwriter
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Megan Hunter is a prizewinning novelist, poet and screenwriter. Her first novel, The End We Start From, a story of new motherhood in climate catastrophe, was published by Picador (UK) and Grove Atlantic (US) in 2017, and translated into ten languages. It was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Books Are My Bag Readers awards, longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary prize, was a Barnes & Noble Discover prize finalist and won the Foreword Reviews Editor’s Choice prize. It was adapted for feature film by Alice Birch, starring Jodie Comer and directed by Mahalia Belo. Her latest novel, The Harpy (2020), also published by Picador (UK) and Grove Atlantic (US), is a mythical, yet contemporary novel of revenge and metamorphosis. It was Indie Book of the Month, and translated into multiple languages; she is currently adapting it for television with Red Planet Pictures.

In addition to novels and screenplays Megan also writes poetry and essays; her writing has appeared in The White Review, the TLS, Literary Hub, Five Dials, Ladybeard, Aesthetica Magazine, BOMB, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London and also worked for a number of years as a specialist mentor for disabled students at the University of Cambridge. She lives in Cambridgeshire with her family, and is currently working on her third novel, as well as further screenwriting projects. She is a By-Fellow at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, and co-organiser of Something in Common, a series of cultural events and experiences.

Megan Hunter


Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus 2023/24
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