Dr Christine Simon

Visiting Lecturer




Christine is a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing. She gained a BA in French Language and Literature from the University of London, later completing an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing at Chester. Her PhD project comprised the writing of a historical novel, Chimera, and an analytical commentary.



Christine teaches on the following Creative Writing modules:

  • Understanding Prose;
  • Varieties of Fiction;
  • Research Skills for Writers.


Christine’s research interests include the historical novel, spy fiction and the interplay between science, religion and fiction. She is currently working on a second novel and an essay on Pascal’s Wager.

Published work

Reviews in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine

  • Allan Korski Horwitz, Out of the Wreckage (Braamfontein: Botsotso, 2008), Flash, 2.2 (Oct. 2009).
  • Nik Perring, Not So Perfect (London: Roastbooks, 2010), Flash, 3.2 (Oct. 2010).
  • Robert Swartwood (ed.), Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (New York: Norton, 2011), Flash, 4.2 (Oct. 2011).
  • Kelcey Parker, Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater (Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2013), Flash, 7.1 (Apr. 2014).
  • Will Eaves, The Absent Therapist (London: CB Editions, 2014), Flash, 7.2 (Oct. 2014).
  • Tiff Holland et al, My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form (Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2014), Flash, 8.1 (Apr. 2015).