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Dr Russell Schechter

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Russell Schechter holds BS and Master’s degrees from Cornell University and a PhD from The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He is primarily responsible for teaching fiction writing.

As ‘Jay Russell’ he is the author of eight books and numerous short stories in the genres of horror, crime, fantasy and science fiction.


In the news

St Mary’s Graduate Sells Debut Novel

St Mary’s University Creative Writing alumna Louise Fein has sold her debut novel to publishers in the UK and USA as part of a two-book deal, and also in countries including Netherlands and Italy. Find out more...

St Mary’s Partnership with The Richmond Literature Festival


St Mary’s Alumna on Bookseller Rising Star List

A graduate of the Creative and Professional Writing programme at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Mel Taylor-Bessent, has been named by The Bookseller as one of its rising stars in publishing. Find out more...

St Mary’s Alumna Releases First Book

An alumna of the Creative and Professional Writing BA at St Mary’s University, Twickenham is having her first novel published later this month. Find out more...

St Mary’s Creative Writing Alumna Secures Book Deal



Media enquiries

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