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Sally O’Reilly

 

Dr Sally O’Reilly is a senior lecturer in creative writing at the Open University. She has also taught at the University of Portsmouth and Brunel University and worked as a journalist and editor for Christian Aid and Barnardo’s and as a freelancer for The GuardianThe Sunday Times and New ScientistShe has written three novels: The Best Possible TasteYou Spin Me Round (both Penguin) and Dark Aemilia (Myriad Editions/Picador US). Her short stories have been published in South Africa, Australia and the UK, and she has been shortlisted for the Ian St James and Cosmopolitan short story prizes. Sally has also written a guide for writers: How to Be a Writer: The Definitive Guide to Getting Published and Making a Living from Writing (Piatkus). Her research interests include historical fiction and its relation to genre and literary fiction, and the status of the novel as practice-based research.

 

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