Skip to content
Anthony Cropper

Anthony Cropper

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Anthony leads the script module on the Creative Writing MA. He also teaches the script element on the BA Creative Writing degree. He mentors students with their dissertations (post graduate and undergraduate) and also works as a personal tutor.

Career overview

Anthony is former Course Leader (Creative and Professional Writing) at The University of Nottingham, where he worked for ten years. He was also a creative writing tutor at The University of Hull (CLL). He’s been working as a writer for the last twenty years and is previous winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama. He has published two novels and a collection of short stories. His latest book (co-written with Eve Makis) was published by HarperCollins in 2018.

Research areas

Anthony's research interests include creativity in the classroom and ways to help develop creativity. He has written articles on writing, life writing and memoir.

External activity

The Arts Council Award (2017) helped with the organisation of writing sessions in prisons, probation centres, schools, homes for the elderly and provided funds to work with refugees. Anthony has run writing sessions with Notts County (Football in the Community), Wolds Words, London’s How To Academy, Lowdham Book Festival, and at bookshops in Nottingham and Birmingham.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Nottingham City of Literature
  • Football in the Community
  • Writing East Midlands
  • Inspire Nottingham
  • Lincolnshire Action Trust



Nature's Magician, Route (2009)

Jack and Sal, Route (2005)

Weatherman, Route (2001)

Non fiction:

The Accidental Memoir, Makis E, Cropper A, 2018, Harper Collins ISBN 9780008302030

Press expertise

Anthony promoted his latest book through interviews with BBC World Service, The Daily Mail, BBC Radio Nottingham, Talk Radio, Age UK radio and Writer’s Routine. She also has experience with various print and online media including The Big Issue and Writing IE.