Dr. Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist, poet, literary critic and Lecturer of Creative Writing.
Ashley’s debut novel is The 392 was published by OWN IT! in 2019. His second novel Your Show, published by Faber in 2022, was longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards. His third book, a young adult novel-in-verse called Wild East, will be published by Penguin in 2024.
Schools & Events
As a former English teacher and current university lecturer, Ashley has a wealth of experience delivering talks, workshops, presentations and assemblies to groups of all sizes and ages. Get in touch if you want Ashley to visit your school, college or university.
Assemblies + talks
Delivered to any age group, of any size, Ashley’s engaging assemblies will keep students captivated throughout. Drawing on his personal experience coming from a single-parent working-class background, Ashley’s inspiration journey has the potential to be transformative.
Live readings with Q+A
Extract readings from, all or either: THE 392, YOUR SHOW and WILD EAST that can be tailored to accommodate any age group, of any size.
Creative writing workshops
Drawing on some of the themes from his work, Ashley can lead engaging and innovative Creative Writing workshops and sessions for those wanting to write stories with flair and without fear. Participants will find new ways to enrich and invigorate their creative efforts.
English department CPD sessions
Ashley’s engaging and innovative CPD sessions intend to provide the practical tools needed for practitioners wanting to teach storytelling and foster young people’s confidence writing with flair and without fear. Participants will find new ways to enrich and invigorate their student’s creative efforts in and out of the classroom.
Book sellings + signings
Ashley can sign copies of THE 392, YOUR SHOW and WILD EAST.