Lucy and Todd

About

LUCY ELLMANN

Lucy has published six novels: Sweet Desserts (winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize), Varying Degrees of Hopelessness, Man or Mango? A Lament, Dot in the Universe, Doctors & Nurses, Mimi. Her screenplay, The Spy Who Caught a Cold, was broadcast on Channel 4. Her short stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. She has taught fiction at the Arvon Foundation and for three years was a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow twice, and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow both in Edinburgh and Dundee. She was a regular TV reviewer and columnist for the Independent on Sunday and New Statesman and Society, and has reviewed art and books for the Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Independent, Time Out, Art Monthly, the Times Literary Supplement, the Telegraph, the Herald, the Scottish Review of Books, The Evergreen, Bookforum and other publications. Longer articles have appeared in the online magazine, Aeon (2013), and The Baffler (2015).

TODD McEWEN

Todd has published five novels: Fisher’s Hornpipe, McX: A Romance of the Dour, Arithmetic, Who Sleeps with Katz, and The Five Simple Machines. A book of essays on America, How Not to be American, was published by Aurum in 2013. He was an editorial consultant at Granta for several years and has been one of its major contributors. He has taught writing and literature at all levels in the U.S. and in Britain, holding fellowships in North Carolina, Aberdeen and Orkney. For three years he was a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent in Canterbury. As well as publishing his work in The Paris Magazine, City Picks: New York, the Scottish Review of Books, and The Evergreen, Todd has reviewed for the Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, and the Guardian; he now regularly reviews fiction for the Herald and the National. Todd has been a Hawthornden Fellow, and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Glasgow University. Committed to the promotion of good literature, he has helped many writers into print.

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N.B. All original material in this blog is the copyright of Lucy Ellmann and Todd McEwen. We have made every effort to credit quotations borrowed from other sources.

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