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Rachel Genn

Rachel Genn joined Manchester Writing School as Associate Lecturer (Fiction) in 2011 and was appointed Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction and Script) in the Department of English in September 2016. Rachel is a doctor of neuroscience by training and, before beginning to write fiction seriously in 2005, worked at Kings College London, The Maudsley, and was Royal Society Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She completed the Sheffield Hallam Creative Writing MA in 2006 and is now a novelist and scriptwriter. She has written two novels: THE CURE (2011) and WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON to be published by &OtherStories (2020). As Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence (2016) she created THE NATIONAL FACILITY FOR THE REGULATION OF REGRET, spanning installation art, VR and film (ASFF 2016, SXSW, 2017). A finalist for BBC/The Space Digital Pitch and Arte France Development Award, Doc/Fest (2015). She has written for Granta, 3AM and The Real Story and is currently working on HURTLING, a collection of investigations into immersion and the creative act; a binaural experience exploring paranoia with Human Studio and an ACE-funded collection, BLESSED, about fighting and addiction to regret. She works at Manchester Writing School / School of Digital Arts.