Lecturer in Creative Writing

Adrian joined Falmouth in 2019. Originally from Canada, he moved to the UK in 2011 for the MA at Baths Spa. He has since completed a PhD at the University of Exeter, where he also taught, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. 

He is the author of the forthcoming novel Bruise, which is about the crisis of identity a prize fighter experiences when his career is derailed by injury. He is also the author of approximately twenty short stories in significant journals and magazines in Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe (EVENT, Queens' Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Riptide, the Cornish Short Stories anthology, etc.). Those short stories have earned him Best Small Fictions and Pushcart nominations, as well as a places on university curriculums and, strangely, the Danish National Highschool Curriculum.

He has critical chapters in academic texts with Routledge and Athabasca University Press, and journal articles in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature.

His practice-based and critical research interests include class and gender in contemporary long- and short-form literature, especially literature involving sport, particularly boxing. 

He is a many-year member of the Sport Literature Association and will soon be serving a term as President.

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2021 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing University of Cambridge
2020 PhD University of Exeter
2012 MA Creative Writing Bath Spa University
2010 BA - Creative Writing (major) and English (minor) University of Victoria

Honors and awards

Year Description

Second Prize, Ruritania Prize for Short Fiction


Winner, Sport Literature Association’s Lyle Olsen Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay


Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union “You’re Brilliant” Award for excellent/inspirational teaching

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Contemporary Short Fiction 
  • The Contemporary Novel
  • Social Class
  • Masculinity and Gender
  • Sport Literature
  • Boxing Literature

Areas of teaching

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Fiction Workshops
  • Dissertations
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Global Literature

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Sport Literature Association, 2017–Present
Association President, 2023-2024
Conference Organizing Chair, 2023
Founding member of the SLA Anti-racism committee

National Association of Writers in Education, 2019–Present