John Ballam

Member of Common Room

Director of the Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing

Department for Continuing Education

Dr Ballam is the author of two collections of poetry, six stage plays, one novel and numerous academic works, including articles reviews and chapters.  He is best-known for his critically-acclaimed memoir The Road to Harmony (1999; new edition 2009).  He is a prolific reviewer and has also worked with the prestigious Italian consortium Fondazione IStud on a series of enterprise biographies. His main field of interest, however, remains drama and he is currently a script consultant and screenwriter for several major producers in London, Hollywood and Mumbai.

Teaching

Dr Ballam specializes in teaching literature of the modern period as well as creative writing in most genres.

Research interests

Dr Ballam’s principal research interests are in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature.