Sarah May

Sarah May is the highly-acclaimed author of 7 novels, including The Nudist Colony, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. Her second novel, Spanish City, was shortlisted for the Encore Award, and The Internationals was longlisted for The Orange Prize.

She is also an experienced playwright, and in 2000 set up The Mayhem Company, a London-based theatre company for young people, with partner and theatre director, Ben May. Sarah has been a freelance writer and tutor of creative writing for over 15 years. She has taught UEA/Guardian Masterclass courses and recently helped to establish the Mayhem Writers Foundation to support young writers.

  1. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    24th - 24th October 2020
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  2. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    12th - 12th December 2020
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  3. Writing A Novel (Online)

    Writing A Novel (Online)

    Twenty-eight weeks
    20th January 2021 - 8th September 2021
    Tom Bromley, Sarah May
    Online

    A new and fully upgraded online version of our flagship Writing a Novel course, which has launched the careers of over a hundred authors. A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Thursday 31 December.

  4. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    30th - 30th January 2021
    Sarah May
    Online

    A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your creative life.

  5. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    27th - 27th February 2021
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  6. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    27th - 27th March 2021
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  7. Writing A Novel (Evening)

    Writing A Novel (Evening)

    Six months
    26th January 2021 - 29th June 2021
    Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Nikesh Shukla
    London

    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Thursday 31 December 2020.

  8. Writing A Novel (Online)

    Writing A Novel (Online)

    Twenty-eight weeks
    21st April 2021 - 8th December 2021
    Tom Bromley, Sarah May
    Online

    A new and fully upgraded online version of our flagship Writing a Novel course, which has launched the careers of over a hundred authors. A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Wednesday 31 March.

  9. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    24th - 24th April 2021
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  10. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    29th - 29th May 2021
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  11. Start To Write

    Start To Write

    One day
    26th - 26th June 2021
    Sarah May
    Online

    No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

  12. Writing A Novel (Evening)

    Writing A Novel (Evening)

    Six months
    28th January 2020 - 30th June 2020
    Richard T. Kelly, Richard Skinner, Sarah May
    London
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative.

    The application deadline for this course is 31 December 2019.