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Dr David Towsey is a novelist and short-story writer, who specialises in genre fiction. He is particularly interested in crossover texts that complicate genre boundaries. His Walkin' Trilogy of novels blends numerous tropes from zombie horror, post-apocalyptic science fiction, and the western. He also co-writes fantasy-crime under the pseudonym D.K. Fields, whose Tales of Fenest trilogy considers the impact of storytelling in the democratic process. 

Research interests:

  • Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
  • The monomyth
  • Family structures in science fiction
  • Zombie narratives
  • The works of Richard Matheson
  • Attachment theory

Teaching interests

I am Module Leader for:

  • EN1S23 The Writer's Toolkit
  • EN2S21 Writing for Audiences
  • EN3S22 Writing for Publication

I also teach on:

  • EN2S14 Creative Writing Workshop
  • EN3D02 Dissertation

Education/Academic qualification

English & Creative Writing, BA (Hons)

Creative Writing, MA

Creative Writing, PhD


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