Dr Mimi Thebo

PhD (W.England), MA, BA

  • BS8 1TB

20122019

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Personal profile

Research interests

I write narratives for young teens - mainly about recovering from trauma and about our connection to a natural world that has been compromised and mediated by human activities.  My stories are hopeful, but realistic and are centred on the life of the family. I have been nominated and short-listed for many literary prizes and was nominated for the Carnegie medal in both 2017 and 2018. 

Reviews of my work have said:

'...captures an authentic teen voice...the writing is hauntingly beautiful​.'
                                                                                  ​  The Bookbag
'Empathetic, vivid and humane...'
                                                                                     Sunday Times
'A skilled storyteller...'
                                                                                     Publishers Weekly

'Not for the faint-hearted... expert rite-of-passage...'
                                                                                    The Observer

'...movingly explores the interconnectedness of our minds, bodies, spirituality and physical environment...' 
                                                                                     BookTrust

I also write and research about Creative Writing pedagogy in the academy and am interested in how Creative Writing can work with other disciplines to express complex concepts or scenarios. 

I would be interested in supervising/co supervising PhD research in Creative Writing that concerns Children's Literature, eco-criticism, or issues of representation (usually using Post-Colonial theory). 

External positions

Author, Solo Artist

May 2001 → …

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Projects

Maths Poems

Thebo, M., Pettigrew, R. G., Kosick, R. & Darque, J.

1/02/191/07/19

Project: Research

Research Output

  • 4 Authored book
  • 3 Discussion paper
  • 2 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Chapter in a book

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Thebo, M., 2019, (In preparation)

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  • Foil: On Her Majesty's Service

    Thebo, M., 7 Jul 2018, (Submitted) 53 p.

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

  • Magpie in Midwinter

    Thebo, M., 1 Nov 2018, (Submitted) 290 p.

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

  • Prizes

    Hawthornden Fellowship

    Thebo, Mimi (Recipient), 1 Nov 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Royal Literary Fellowship

    Thebo, Mimi (Recipient), 1 Sep 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Author Visit

    Mimi Thebo (Advisor)

    19 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesSchools engagement

    Author Visit

    Mimi Thebo (Advisor)

    11 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesSchools engagement

    Inspiration Day

    Mimi Thebo (Advisor)

    22 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesSchools engagement