Publications

Novel

"Powerful, ambitious…. Fast-paced and full of surprises…. Lyrically beautiful…. Whitehead … weaves the voices of several characters into a compelling psychological portrait of a people on the brink of ruin."
—The Globe and Mail

Short Fiction

  • ‘Bond is Back’, in MIR Journal Vol. 2, 2005.
  • ‘Dr Pershing Becomes a Dinosaur,’ in The Storyteller Magazine Vol 13, Issue 4, 2007.
  • ‘Sharp’ - 2nd place in Virago’s ‘Short Fiction for Women’ competition, 2007.
  • ‘Black Amex and Chop’, at Whimperbang Vol. 10, 2007.
  • ‘Dust’, in The Storyteller Magazine Vol 14, Issue 2, 2008.
  • ‘How Arif Learned to Hear’ - shortlisted for ‘Fish Historical Short Fiction Prize’ 2008.
  • ‘Sharp’, at Hags, Harlots and Heroines Sep 2010.
  • 'Ringtone', in London Lies, edited by Cherry Potts (London: Arachne Press, 2012)

Articles

  • '‘The Programmatic Era: Creative Writing as Cultural Imperialism.’ Ariel: a Review of International English Literature 47.1-2 Special Edition ('Experimental Writing in a Globalising Era’) (January-April 2016) pps.359-391
  • ‘To Shed What Still Attempts to Cling as if Attached by Thorns,’ (co-authored with Jane Haynes) in From Broken Attachments to Earned Security: The Role of Empathy in Therapeutic Change (The John Bowlby Memorial Lecture Series 2011) edited by Andrew Odgers (London: Karnac Books 2014).
  • 'Nomadic Emergence: Creative Writing Theory and Practice-Led Research,' in New Ideas for the Writing Arts: Practice, Culture, Literature, edited by Graeme Harper (Cambridge: CSP,2013).
  • ‘Yearning for Authenticity on the Northwest Coast of Canada’, Memory Studies, Special Edition, July 2010.
  • ‘Quest for Quesalid: Myth-Making and Rationality in the Initiation of a Shaman’, in The Apothecary’s Chest: Magic, Art and Medication, edited by Georganta et.al. (Cambridge: CSP 2009).
  • 'The Hunt for Quesalid: Tracking Lévi-Strauss’ Shaman,’ Anthropology and Medicine Vol. 7, No. 2 August 2000.

Reviews and Other Works

  • A review of Martin Goodman's Ectopia, in Writing in Education No. 63, Summer 2014
  • 'Harry Whitehead on Blood Meridian,' The National Post October 20th 2011

Some Conference Papers

  • 'The Programmatic Era: Creative Writing Goes Global,' Creative Writing Round the World Conference, York St John University June 2015.
  • 'Nowhere,' the Great Writing Conference, Imperial College London, June 2014.
  • "Not Knowing The Way to Nowhere: Writing Toward Clarity in the Creative Wilderness," the Great Writing Conference, Imperial College London, June 2013.
  • "Creative Writing And The Anglophone Tradition', at 2nd Internation Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact, Chouaib Doukkali University, El-Jadida, Morocco, 22-23 November, 2012.
  • '"Learning Other Voices:: Creative Writing Pedagogies And The Anglophone Tradition', at Crafts of World Literature Conference, Oxford University, 28-30 Sep 2012.
  • 'Faking The Facts In The Cannibal Spirit: Some Technical And Ethical Challenges In Moulding ‘Real’ History Into ‘True’ Fiction In A Historical Novel', at Other Voices Other Times, a one day synposium at Bath Spa University, 28/06/2012
  • 'Nomadic Emergence: Interrogating Creative Writing Theory in the Academy', at the Great Writing Conference, Imperial College London, June 2012
  • 'Creative Writing: Introductory Thoughts,' at The OCR External Consultative Forum - English, University of Cambridge. 01/06/2011
  • ‘The Reluctant Shaman-Ethnographer: danger and morality in revealing secret healing techniques to a wider audience,’ at ‘Medicine at the Margins’ conference. The University of Glamorgan. 15/04/2011
  • ‘To Shed What Still Attempts to Cling as if Attached by Thorns’, at The John Bowlby Memorial Lecture 2011 (co-authored with Jane Haynes). 18/03/2011
  • ‘"Disgusting Orgies": the Story of a Colonial Era Trial for Cannibalism in British Columbia.’ Presented at ‘Thinking Through the Body’ Conference, Grimsby Institute. 18/06/2010.
  • ‘The Cannibal Spirit.’ Presented at ‘Creative-Critical Synergies,’ Lancaster University, 27/02/2009
  • ‘Yearning for Authenticity on the Northwest Coast of Canada.’ Presented at ‘Nostalgia and the Shapes of History’ Conference. Queen Mary, University of London. 13-14/06/2008.
  • ‘Myth-Making and Rationality in the Initiation of a Shaman.’ Presented at ‘The Apothecary’s Chest: Magic, Art and Medication’ Conference, University of Glasgow, 24/11/2007.

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