Professor of American Literature and Creative Writing and former Co-Director of the Centre.
Ian McGuire co-founded the Centre for New Writing with John McAuliffe in 2007 and co-directed the Centre with John until 2017.
He is the author of three novels, Incredible Bodies (2006), The North Water (2016) and The Abstainer (2020), and one critical monograph, Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism (2015).
The North Water won the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award, was long-listed for the Man Booker prize and has been made into a BBC television mini-series starring Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell.
He supervises PhD students in creative writing and/or American literature.
Ian’s third novel The Abstainer was published by Simon and Schuster in 2020.
The North Water
Ian's second novel was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize (2016).
Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism
The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture.
Ian's debut novel, a campus satire, was published by Bloomsbury in 2006.