Ardashir Vakil

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Email a.vakil (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7999
Ardashir Vakil

Ardashir Vakil (Ardu) has been teaching Creative Writing at Goldsmiths since 2006, teaching BA, MA, MPhil and PhD students. He started a flagship MA with the Education Department called ‘Writer\Teacher’ (now ‘Creative Writing with Education’) which brings together his skills and experiences as a teacher and a writer.

His stories have been anthologized, read on the radio and published in prestigious journals. His most recent short story ‘Laptop’ featured in The Iowa Review. Several of his articles on pedagogy and practical advice for teachers and students of Creative Writing have been published by the International Journal of English Teaching, Changing English: Studies In Culture and Education.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Eng Lit, Magdalene, Cambridge University 1985
  • PGCE, English, Institute of Ed, Univ of London 1987

Teaching and Supervision

  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Creative Writing and Education
  • MA Children's Literature

Research interests

Indian Literature in English, Auto-fiction, short stories and pedagogical issues related to the teaching of Creative Writing

Publications

Book

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2006. Eva. Edizione Corraini and Illystories.

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2003. One Day. Penguin. ISBN 0140299734

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2003. 'One Day'. London: Penguin Group (Hamish Hamilton). ISBN 0-241-14132-X

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 1998. Who Else Can I Talk To? Mosaic, British Council abd Penguin.

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 1997. 'Beach Boy'. London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd. ISBN 0-241-13760-8

Book Section

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2007. Chapter 7. In: Betsy Karel, ed. Bombay Jadoo. Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, pp. 83-84. ISBN 978-3-86521-376-1

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 1999. The Whole Biryani. In: , ed. Fourth Estate. UNSPECIFIED.

Article

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2017. Laptop. Iowa Review, 47(2), pp. 117-140. ISSN 0021-065X

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2015. Last Time. Raritan, XXXIV(4), pp. 133-153. ISSN 0275-1607

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2014. Impromptu. Raritan, XXXIII(4), pp. 112-126. ISSN 0275-1607

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2013. Truthful Fictions:How Dreams Can Help You Write. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 20(4), pp. 415-427. ISSN 1358-684X

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2013. Darius and Xerxes. Raritan: A Quarterly Review, xxxill(1), pp. 1-15.

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2013. 'Yearning and its Uses'. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 20(1), pp. 34-45. ISSN 1358-684X

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2008. 'Teaching Creative Writing'. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 15(2), pp. 157-167. ISSN 1358-684X

Conference or Workshop Item

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2012. 'Jhumpa Lahiri and the influence of Homer'. In: Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Conflict in Modern Fiction since 1989. British Academy, United Kingdom 5-6 July.

Broadcast

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu) . 2008. 'Towers of Silence'.

Further profile content

Media engagements

2008: Towers of Silence
BBC Radio 4- Research on site at the Parsi funeral grounds in Mumbai.

Conferences and talks

2012: Jhumpa Lahiri and Homer
'Jhumpa Lahiri and the influence of Homer'. In: Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Fiction since 1989. British Academy, United Kingdom 5-6 July.

Grants and awards

1979: Connections
Goldsmith-Lassale Partnership Innovation Fund -teaching exchange

Articles related to Teaching Creative Writing

Vakil, Ardashir. 2008. 'Teaching Creative Writing'. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 15(2), pp. 157-167. ISSN 1358-684X

Vakil, Ardashir . 2013. 'Yearning and its Uses'. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 20(1), pp. 34-45. ISSN 1358-684X

Vakil, Ardashir. 2013. Truthful Fictions:How Dreams Can Help You Write. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 20(4), pp. 415-427. ISSN 1358-684X