Ursula Hurley

Ursula Hurley was born thirty-odd years ago in a grey market town in the Northwest of England. At the age of eighteen, she was lured away by the bright lights of Cambridge, armed with nothing but a copy of A Room of One’s Own and an over-active imagination. Since then, she has published poetry with Shearsman and Erbacce Press, articles in Red magazine and Marie Claire, memoir with Leaf Books, and chapters on writing craft with Palgrave and Continuum. Always in search of a free lunch, she has given master-classes at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and the launch of the Writers’ Handbook. To make ends meet she lectures in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Salford, and has just completed her Ph.D., which investigates the relationship between autobiography, biography and fiction. She recently won the Unbound Press First Chapter competition (non-fiction), and most excitingly, her biography of Renaissance playwright Elizabeth Cary was short-listed for the Tony
Lothian prize 2010.

e-mail: u.k.hurley@salford.ac.uk
website: http://www.seek.salford.ac.uk/profiles/UHURLEY.jsp