Nat Ogle and Victoria Adukwei Bulley named Centre for New Writing 2024 Burgess Fellows

The Centre for New Writing has unveiled its 2024 Burgess Fellows as authors Nat Ogle and Victoria Adukwei Bulley. Both writers join the Centre, based in the University of Manchester.

Nat and Victoria (002)
Nat and Victoria (002)
The Burgess Fellowships introduce two new, published writers to each year’s new Creative Writing Masters programme at the Centre.

In their role as Writer Fellows, Nat and Victoria read work-in-progress by the MA Creative Writing cohort, and by undergraduate students enrolled on the BA English Literature with Creative Writing, offering feedback and editorial guidance. The Fellows make a significant contribution to the Centre for New Writing’s policy to introduce a range of mentors for students and to increase awareness of the practical elements of the publishing industry, as students will work with writers who are publishing new work during their Fellowship.

The Burgess Fellows are such a striking addition to the Centre for New Writing every year. They are generally writers at an early stage of their careers, whose prose and poetry is already causing a stir in the publishing world, and they form a vital bridge between the Creative Writing students and the established writers who make up the staff of the Centre.

Nat and Victoria are both such daring and dynamic writers - simultaneously pushing formal boundaries and tackling challenging issues around care, justice and structural racism (to name just a few). It’s a pleasure to have them with us through the Spring semester.

About the 2024 Burgess Fellows

Nat Ogle is the author of In the Seeing Hands of Others, a novel. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Manchester. His work was shortlisted for The White Review Poet’s Prize in 2021. He grew up in Darlington, County Durham, and lives in London. He works in bookselling.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer, and artist whose work has appeared widely in publications including the London Review of Books, LitHub, and The Atlantic. She is the winner of an Eric Gregory Award, and her critically acclaimed debut poetry book, Quiet, won the Folio Prize for Poetry, the John Pollard International Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Quiet is published by Faber in the UK and in North America by Alfred A. Knopf.