Harriet Castor is a writer, dance notator and lecturer, with a particular interest in how the creative process intersects with, and informs, notions of self and identity.
With a background in writing predominantly for children and young adults, she’s had 48 books of fiction and non-fiction published, and has worked as an editor at Penguin. She’s appeared at many literary festivals, including Hay, Edinburgh and Cheltenham, and has been an Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.
Harriet led the team that designed UWE’s Creative & Professional Writing course, and is currently Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, teaching fiction and creative practice. As a qualified Benesh Movement Notator, she’s also worked with The Royal Ballet on productions such as Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Noces, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Tryst.