Ross Raisin

Staff details

Position Lecturer
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Ross Raisin

Ross Raisin is the author of three novels: A Natural (2017), Waterline (2011) and God’s Own Country (2008). In 2013 he was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, and he has been the recipient of several other awards, including The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year (2009), and been shortlisted for various others, including the IMPAC Dublin literary award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He has recently written a book on creative writing, Read This If You Want to be a Great Writer, commissioned as part of the Read This series on the creative arts, due for international publication in 2018. He has written short stories for Granta, Prospect, the Sunday Times, Esquire, BBC Radio Three and Four, among others, and has contributed to anthologies including Best British Short Stories. Ross also teaches on the UEA/Guardian Masterclasses programme, and is a writer-in-residence for the education charity First Story.

Academic qualifications

  • BA English Literature and Language (Kings College London)
  • MA Creative Writing (Goldsmiths)


Ross taught as an Associate Lecturer on the Postgraduate Creative and Life Writing programme at Goldsmiths before joining as a permanent member of staff in 2016, to teach on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Creative Writing modules, alongside PhD supervision.



Raisin, Ross . 2018. Read This if you Want to be a Great Writer. International: Laurence King. ISBN 9781786271976

Raisin, Ross . 2017. A Natural. Jonathan Cape. ISBN 9781911214496

Book Section

Raisin, Ross . 2017. Bearded. In: John Freeman, ed. Freeman's: The Future of New Writing. London: Grove Press. ISBN 9781611855135

Raisin, Ross . 2015. Holy Island. In: Belinda McKeon, ed. A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance. Dublin: Tramp Press. ISBN 9780992817053