Department of English and Creative Writing

Visiting address
103 Fincham, Digby Stuart

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3057

    Research areas

  • Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography - Publishing, Editing, Literary journalism, Creative Nonfiction


Susan Greenberg has research interests in Publishing Studies, particularly editorial practices and publishing history, and leads the MA Publishing programme. Her latest work is the monograph A Poetics of Editing (Palgrave 2018). She also carries out research on narrative nonfiction, with a focus on the two-way relationship between facts/objectivity and feelings/subjectivity and is a founding member of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS). She welcomes doctoral applications in both of these areas. Before turning to teaching and research, Greenberg had a long track record as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and the web, including work as Czech and Slovak correspondent for The Guardian. She is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and has completed SEDA training in doctoral supervision.


PhD Information Studies (Publishing), University College London

Research interests

Publishing and editing; Book history; Creative nonfiction; Literary journalism; Ethics of writing

Professional affiliations

Senior Fellow of Advance HE; Advisory board, International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS); HE sub-committee, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE); Association of Journalism Educators (AJE)

Consultancy work

Managing editor, The Henley Centre consumer consultancy; Director Oddfish communications consultancy; Website content strategy for Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health; Series editor, Camden Press 'Mindfield' book series.


Convener of MA Publishing; Module convener for Publishing Contexts (MA); Dimensions of Editing (MA); Publishing Dissertation (MA); Telling True Stories (BA); Publishing: From Book to Internet (BA).


Research outputs

  1. A Poetics of Editing

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. Creative Writing Research Benchmark Statement

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

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