Anna Turner

Anna Turner

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities


  • BA (University College London)
  • MA (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • PGCert (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • PhD / DPhil (Manchester Metropolitan University)


Anna Turner writes under the name Anna Chilvers, and is a novelist, short story writer and poet. She has three published novels and a collection of short stories, as well having poems published in various journals and anthologies. She has taught creative writing in further and higher education for many years. She has a particular interest in place writing and magical realism, and in breaking down the borders between genres.

Areas of teaching expertise include:

Reading as a Writer

Novel Writing

Short Story Writing


Creative Nonfiction

Myth, folklore and fairytales as inspiration

Recent outputs

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East Coast Road

Chilvers, A. (2020). East Coast Road. Hebden Bridge: Bluemoose Books

Tainted Love

Chilvers, A. (2016). Tainted Love. Hebden Bridge: Bluemoose Books

Legging It

Chilvers, A. (2012). Legging It. Bradford: Pennine Prospects

Falling Through Clouds

Chilvers, A. (2010). Falling Through Clouds. Hebden Bridge: Bluemoose Books

Research interests

Research interests include place writing, magical realism and the incorporation of folklore and fairy tales into modern fiction, as well as crossing the borders between genres and forms of writing.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Member of the Society of Authors