School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Dr Pippa Little

Royal Literary Fund Fellow


Pippa is available for one-to-one consultations on any aspect of academic writing. All sessions are confidential and centre on the student's requirements, involving anything from punctuation, grammar and syntax to questions of essay structure and improving clarity of argument. Pippa's day is Tuesday in termtime. Please book an appointment by email:


Pippa is a poet, reviewer, editor and translator. She has also worked in publishing, in literacy development and as an Open University tutor-counsellor. Her first full collection, Overwintering, published by OxfordPoets/Carcanet in 2012 was shortlisted for The Seamus Heaney Centre Award and The Spar Box, from Vane Women Press, was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Her work has appeared widely in print, online and on radio and film internationally. She has completed collaborative work with artists and printmakers which has been shown in touring exhibitions and also co-edited two Virago anthologies of women's writing. Her latest collection, Twist, published by Arc, is out in February 2017.

Awards include: an Eric Gregory, a Hawthornden Fellowship, the Norman MacCaig Centenary Prize, a Society of Authors Award, and New Writing North's Andrew Waterhouse Award.

She has a PhD in contemporary women's poetry from University of London, a BA in English and European Literature from the University of Essex and a Diploma in Adult Literacy Teaching and Learning. She is a member of Scottish PEN and runs writing workshops and courses across the UK in both academic and community settings.