Editorial [Writing in Education:  Vol 73]

Paul Munden

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It seems that the Nobel Prize committee is intent on steering the content of this autumn editorial. Exactly a year ago, I was writing about the very strange decision to award the prize to Bob Dylan. This year, with the prize awared to Kazuo Ishiguro, the world’s reaction was very different. As one NAWE member (re)tweeted: ‘I do enjoy it when Nobel picks a winner you can actually read.’ (Johnny Geller). David Morley too was quick to comment: ‘And they say you cannot teach creative writing?’ The award of such a major prize to a one-time student of creative writing is what many have been waiting for: prominent evidence of how writing thrives when nurtured by other masters of the craft, a process otherwise known as being ‘taught’.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationWriting in Education
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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