Course Leader and Senior Lecturer

Dr. Marshall Moore hails from North Carolina and relocated to the UK in 2020 after living and working in Asia since 2005. He spent three years in Seoul first, followed by 12 years in Hong Kong. He holds an MA in applied linguistics from the University of New England (Australia) and a PhD in creative writing from Aberystwyth University.

He has managed English programs at Hanshin University (Korea) and Yew Chung Community College (Hong Kong). At Lingnan University (Hong Kong), he developed and ran the school's first English-language creative writing modules. He is the author of four novels (Inhospitable, Bitter Orange, An Ideal for Living, and The Concrete Sky), three short-fiction collections (A Garden Fed by Lightning, The Infernal Republic, and Black Shapes in a Darkened Room), and a memoir (I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Litro, Storgy, Passengers Journal, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Asia Literary Review, The Barcelona Review and many other journals and anthologies. He is also the co-editor of two academic books on the pedagogy of creative writing and publishing; a third, on the subject of creative practice, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2023.

Marshall also has a decade of experience in the publishing industry, having founded a small press (which also served as an e-book distribution platform and book consultancy) in 2009. His research interests include the pedagogy of creative writing and the disconnects between the academy and the publishing industry.

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2017 PhD Aberystwyth University
2010 MA University of New England
1992 BA East Carolina University

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Creative writing pedagogy
  • Horror and dark fiction
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Publishing


Areas of teaching

  • Creative Writing
  • Publishing
  • Literature
  • English grammar and composition

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Member: AWP, NAWE