School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Dr Pippa Little

Royal Literary Fund Associate Fellow


Pippa 's new RLF project is to deliver informal, small group workshops on Reflective/Expressive Writing for first year students in the School. Research has shown that using these techniques can help ease depression and anxiety and build emotional resilience. The workshops will run each term as a 6 week course, on Wednesday afternoons, and are open to all Freshers.  Please contact 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, was published by Arc n 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.