Mr Frank Egerton
Member of Common Room
Core Course Tutor, MSt in Creative Writing
Department for Continuing Education
Frank Egerton teaches Creative Writing at the University of Oxford and works as a librarian for the Bodleian Libraries.
He is a Core Course Tutor on the Master of Studies in Creative Writing and teaches Long Fiction on the Undergraduate Diploma course. He was Creative Writing Assessor for the Certificate of Higher Education from 2013-2022. He taught the Oxford online course Getting Started in Creative Writing from 2008-2013 and the Creative Writing Summer School course Developing as a Creative Writer between 2011 and 2019.
He has also taught on the following programmes: Stanford University Centre Oxford (2009-2011); Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies (2008-2010); Washington International Studies Council (2008).
He is interested in both the close examination of fiction and how technologies such as ebooks and print-on-demand continue to change the publishing industry, offering fresh opportunities to writers. He edited the Oxford Writer from 2002-2004 and was Chair of Writers in Oxford from 2008-2010.
His first novel, The Lock, was published in paperback in 2003, the ebook edition having reached the finals of the Independent e-Book Awards in Santa Barbara the previous year. His second novel, Invisible, was published by StreetBooks in October 2010 (‘…lively wit and acute understanding of the emotional landscape.’ Kate Saunders, The Times). He recently completed a work of life-writing entitled, Trust: A family story, which is currently available to family and close friends only.
His StreetBooks micro-publishing imprint published Margaret Keeping’s A Conscious Englishman, a fictionalised account of the last years of the poet Edward Thomas’s life, in 2013, and Facing the Strange, a novel by SB Sweeney, in 2016.
In 2013, he was the Open Educational Resources Subject Editor for Creative Writing on the JISC-funded Sesame project for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. In 2010, he was a member of the editorial panel for the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing’s publication, Initiate: An Oxford anthology of new writing. He is a former member of the Consejo de Redacción of the Anuario Americanista Europeo.
From 1995-2008 he reviewed fiction for publications that included The Times, TLS and Financial Times.
He has a strong interest in digital scholarship and is a member of the LIBER Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group, the University’s Research Data Management Delivery Group, and is a former member of the LIBER Digital Skills Working Group. He was co-investigator on an Oxford e-Research Centre project exploring the visualisation of textual shapes in 2016.
As well as teaching Creative Writing, he works for the Bodleian Libraries as Operations Manager at the Sackler, Taylor Institution and Nizami Ganjavi Libraries and as Librarian and Subject Consultant (Latin American History and Social Sciences) at the Bodleian Latin American Centre Library.
Personal website: www.frankegerton.com