Sarah Dobbs

Sarah Dobbs


Sarah Dobbs has a PhD in Creative Writing and has taught at Lancaster, Manchester, Blackburn, Edge Hill and The Open University. Her novel Killing Daniel was published by Unthank Books in November 2012. Previous work has been broadcast on the BBC, read at Bolton Octagon and published by SWAMP, NAWE and Flax. She is co-authoring a text book for Anthem Press and is also co-founder of Creative Writing the Artists’s Way. Her short story Hachiko was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.




Psychological Thriller, Crime, Literary


Publications & Performance History

Like the Robot in Buck Rogers (short story), Litro, 2012 Drifting, Softening, Gone, (short story), StepAway magazine, 2012 Hachiko (short story), Unthank, 2012 Killing Daniel (novel) Unthank Books, forthcoming September 2012 The God Bones (short story), Flybe In-flight Magazine, 2012 Killing Daniel, (novel extract peformance), Bolton Octagon, 2012 Tokyo Dreams (novel) shortlisted Cinnamon Press Novel Award, 2011 Wonderland (short story) SWAMP Journal, 2011 The God Bones (theatre adaptation), Cambridge ADC Theatre, 2011 Stranger on the Train (Highly Commended), Lancashire Writing Hub, 2011 Match (short story), runner-up, Litro Art Below Competition, 2011 The Lemonade Girl (novel extract), Unthank, 2010 The Red Balloon (short story), Flax Books, 2010 Nadira (short story, reprint), Lancashire Evening Post, 2009 Ghost in the Mechanic (short story), BBC Radio, 2007

Workshop & Reading Experience

Wigan and Leigh College reading, 2013 Rose Theatre reading, Edge Hill, 2012 Edge Hill University 2011-present Associate Tutor in Creative Writing Blackburn College 2010-2012 Lecturer in English and Creative Writing University of Lancaster ​2007 – 2010 Tutor in Creative Writing University of Manchester ​2009 English Language Lecturer Bedford High School​ 2009 Creative Writing Tutor The Open University ​2008 – present Intermediate & Advanced Creative Writing Associate Lecturer Lowton High School​2007 Creative Writing Tutor


Publisher – Robin Jones Agent – Susan Yearwood

Group size preference

Don’t mind

Group age preference


Working languages


Area prepared to travel

All over the North west

Other information

Available for readings and workshops