Alumni Bookshelf

A number of Oxford Brookes alumni are published authors - including many graduates of our MA in Creative Writing. If you are a Brookes alumna/alumnus who has been published, do please let us know and we'll add you to this page.


  • The Hidden Hand of Gravity by Colin Beckley

    Colin Beckley '14

    Colin has written a number of books on philiosophy including Who Holds the Moral High Ground? (2008), The Hidden Hand of Gravity (2015), Logic: A Modern Guide (2016) and The Evolution of Diversity (2017).

    Colin studied for a PhD at Oxford Brookes.

  • À la recherche de l’homme nouveau Alberto Savinio et les avant-gardes à Paris 1911-1937

    Rossella Maria Bondi '14

    À la recherche de l’homme nouveau: Alberto Savinio et les avant-gardes à Paris 1911-1937 is an innovative study that traces the journey of the Italian writer, dramaturge, musician and painter Alberto Savinio in order to assess his place in the Parisian avant-garde. It examines the literary contribution and the practice of modern art of the brother of Giorgio de Chirico, another Italian adopted by the French capital.

    The book covers in an exhaustive way Savinio's work during the period 1911-1937, the year of publication of his autobiographical novel Tragedia dell'infanzia. It thus places the Italian artist at the heart of avant-garde and modernism, situating him in a line that goes from Apollinaire to Marinetti and Breton among others.

    Rossella did a PhD in Comparative Literature at Oxford Brookes in 2014, and her book is based on her PhD thesis.

  • The Well by Catherine Chanter

    Catherine Chanter '11

    Catherine's first novel, The Well, won the 2013 Lucy Cavendish Prize for Unpublished Fiction and was longlisted for the 2015 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.

    She studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Experiencing Oxford by Ian Davis

    Rupak Chatterjee

    Youth to Infinity is a pithy collection of essential wisdom on - success, health, money, and people-skills - exactly what author Rupak Chatterjee wish he knew in his 20's as a young adult.

    Rupak holds a Master's in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes. He has had over two decades of international practice in the corporate world as an architect and urban planner.

  • Experiencing Oxford by Ian Davis

    Ian Davis

    Experiencing Oxford celebrates the way Oxford can be experienced using our senses, memories, emotions and spirits. It includes over a hundred of Ian’s drawings and watercolours as well as hundreds of photographs he took of Oxford’s buildings and landscapes.

    Ian was a lecturer in the School of Architecture at Oxford Polytechnic, and then Oxford Brookes.

  • My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

    Kit de Waal '12

    Kit's debut novel, My Name is Leon, won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017. Her 2018 novel, The Trick to Time, has been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. She co-founded The Big Book Weekend, a virtual book festival that is part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine festival in May 2020.

    Kit studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Stella by Helen Eve

    Helen Eve '11

    Helen is a young adult fiction writer. Her published novels include Stella and Siena.

    She studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Faisal Farooq

    Faisal Farooq Butt '12

    Farooq has written an article on the topic of the Role of SME in the Economy of Pakistan.

    He studied BSc Applied Accounting through Oxford Brookes' international partnership with ACCA.

  • A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson

    Loraine Fergusson '15

    Loraine is a novelist, using the name LP Fergusson, and editor of the historical blog With Love From Graz. Her most recent novel, A Dangerous Act of Kindness is a historical romance set in World War II.

    She studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates by Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr

    Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr '07

    Ahmadreza is a specialist lecturer in the School of Architecture. His new book covers the subjects of vernacular architecture, earthen buildings, thermal comfort and passive cooling with references to Iranian traditional houses. Social and cultural aspects are also addressed.

    He studied Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Building at Oxford Brookes.

  • Picasso's Revenge by Ray and Caroline Foulk

    Ray Foulk '92

    Ray Foulk was a renowned collector in the 1970s and 80's and published three folio exhibition editions. His memoir of his earlier career as a rock promoter is documented in two volumes, called collectively When the World Came to the Isle of Wight, written with Caroline Foulk.

    He studied Architecture at Oxford Polytechnic in the late 80s and early 90s.

  • Look What Happened by Maz Ghauri

    Maz Ghauri

    Maz Ghauri’s 'unusual autobiography' includes a couple of chapters from her time as an MBA student at Oxford Brookes.

    "A Chinese girl in my MBA class at Oxford Brookes University described me as an old fox curled up on the window ledge watching the world as it goes by. I kind of liked that image of myself. It’s pretty much how I have been able to collect these unusual experiences which I want to share with you."

  • Theodore and Eliza by Susan Harvard

    Susan Harvard '67

    Susan's debut book, Theodore & Eliza, is the true story of the early-19th century marriage of a mixed-race couple from whom Princess Diana was directly descended.

    Susan studied French, English and History of Art at Oxford College of Technology.

  • Beyond Your World by Mohamed Huballah

    Mohamed Huballah '07

    Mohamed's book, Beyond Your World (The Manifestation of Wishes), discusses contemporary global social issues of concern especially to the young generations within societies (including social and economic inequality, poverty, and societal transformation with a particular emphasis on self-improvement) in a concise, yet in-depth step by step manner, and how to overcome this phenomenon and create an atmosphere of better understanding between people of all social and ethnic backgrounds as well as develop a platform for social cohesion.

    The theme of his book is the improvement of the individual for the betterment of society.

    Mohamed studied Politics and International Relations at Oxford Brookes.

  • Dear Rosie Hughes by Melanie Hudson

    Melanie Hudson '92

    Melanie's novel Dear Rosie Hughes has been called "the most feel good and emotional novel you will read in 2019".

    She studied Economics and History at Oxford Polytechnic.

  • The Unpredictability of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen

    Linni Ingemundsen '15

    Linni started writing her debut Young Adult novel, The Unpredictability of Being Human, while she was a student at Brookes. Her next novel, One in a Hundred Thousand, is due out in March 2021.

    She studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes

  • Practitioner involvement and support in children’s learning during free play in two Norwegian kindergartens by Lisa Karlsen

    Lisa Karlsen '14

    Lisa journal article - Practitioner involvement and support in children’s learning during free play in two Norwegian kindergartens - is based on her master's thesis (University of Oslo).

    She studied Early Childhood Studies at Oxford Brookes.

  • Mine by Alison Knight

    Alison Knight '13

    Mine was published in November 2020. Fellow MA student, award-winning author, Kit de Waal (My Name is Leon), says this about Mine, "A heart-breaking account of love and loss told by a great story-teller. Alison takes you into the heart of the tragedy with compassion, wit and even humour. A beautiful story."

    Alison studied Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Die Gamswirtin by Georg Knoflach

    Georg Knoflach '97

    Georg's reworking of Maria Buol's historical story tells of a farmer's daughter's social climbing in turbulent 18th century Tirol.

    He studied Law at Oxford Brookes.

  • The Entrepreneur's Identity Standard

    Dr Tatiana Kukova

    The Entrepreneur’s Identity Standard is grounded in the findings from a pioneering doctoral study, conducted by the author Dr Tatiana Kukova at Aston Business School in the UK by interviewing digital technology entrepreneurs at one UK tech incubator. That is why there are many real-life examples from the digital tech sector, which show Tatiana’s transformational thinking regarding the role of the entrepreneur in a start-up.

    Before her PhD, Tatiana did the Master of Science (MSc) Degree in International Travel and Tourism Management at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes. Her MSc project was devoted to ‘The Evolution of the Financial Controller’s Role in Hotels’.

  • Deep Water

    Kathryn Lund '16

    Kathryn Lund is a Blackwell Prize winner and published her debut e-book, Deep Water, in 2016. It combines traditional book narrative with social media posts, emails and newspaper articles to explore our exposure to information, our relationship with language and the way we construct our worlds around us. Our physical worlds, the worlds of our guilt, the spaces inside of us where we build the cages of our dark.

    Kathryn studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Good Work Good Business by Heather Mills

    Heather Mills '05

    During lockdown, Heather and ten fellow HR professionals co-authored Good Work Good Business which explores how to 'build back better' and thrive in a post-Covid business envrionment.

    Heather also co-authored The Future of Work: Practical People Strategies for Business Leaders which was published in 2019.

    Heather studied Human Resources at both undergraduate (CIPD) and postgraduate level at Oxford Brookes.

  • Second Seminole War by C.S. Monaco

    CS Monaco

    Chris Monaco has published three books: Moses Levy of Florida - Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer, which won the Florida Historical Society Presidential Medal of Distinction; The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics and The Second Seminole War - Limits of American Aggression.


  • The Silversmith's Daughter by Annie Murray

    Annie Murray '13

    Annie has written over 20 novels, including the bestseller Birmingham Rose. Since studying at Brookes, her novels include Sisters of Gold and The Silversmith's Daughter.

    She studied MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes.

  • Practical Guide to Data Migration with SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit by Uche Nnene

    Uche Nnene '10

    Uche's Practical Guide to Data Migration with SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit is for companies using SAP or other non-SAP ERP systems and who are looking at migrating to the latest digital core from SAP, whether the cloud or on-premise edition.

    Uche studied the Global MBA.

  • Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

    Anne Youngson '10

    Anne's debut novel, Meet Me at the Museum, was shortlisted for a Costa prize and is a story of late love and second chances. Her second novel, Three Women and a Boat, was published in 2020.

    She studied MA Creative Writing at Oxfod Brookes.