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St Mary's Creative Writing Head Christie Watson Secures Global Publishing Deals

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Programme Director for St Mary’s University, Twickenham’s Creative Writing programmes, Christie Watson, will have her upcoming book published worldwide, following a hotly contested 14-way auction in the UK and similar auctions across the world. Her upcoming publication, a revelatory book on nursing and kindness, titled The Language of Kindness, will be published in the UK by Chatto & Windus, and also published / translated in US, Canada, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Holland, Denmark, Portugal, France and Norway. Professor Karen Sanders, Head of St Mary’s School of Arts and Humanities, which counts Creative Writing amongst its many programmes, commented, “On behalf of St Mary’s I’d like to congratulate Christie. “St Mary’s School of Arts & Humanities has uniquely talented staff. Their achievements reflect the level of ambition we have for all our students. “The themes of kindness, support and honesty highlighted in Christie’s upcoming work reflect St Mary’s values and I welcome the attention Christie’s work will bring to these key topics.” Christie Watson added, “I am delighted to be teaching Creative Writing at St Mary’s University and thankful for their support as I undertake this important research. St Mary’s University has kindness at its core. "I hope that my work will provide an international platform for attracting students who are, of course, academically bright, but also invested - as we are here at St Mary’s - in compassion and humanity.” Christie Watson is a celebrated author and ex nurse whose first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award, and whose second novel, Where Women Are Kings, received widespread critical acclaim. [caption id="attachment_14392" align="alignnone" width="308"]Christie Watson. Credit Peter Clark Christie Watson. Credit Peter Clark[/caption] St Mary’s School of Arts and Humanities aims to inspire a new generation of students to become creative entrepreneurs, equipped with critical and subject-specific skills that will enable them to become professionals. Offering a broad portfolio of undergraduate courses from English and Creative Writing to Drama and Media Arts degrees. The School’s PhilosophyHistory and Sociology degrees also offer innovative approaches to established disciplines.

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