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. Writing A Novel (Evening)

    Writing A Novel (Evening)

    Six months
    29th September 2021 - 9th March 2022
    Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Sabrina Broadbent
    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 Tuesday 31 August 2021.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Writing A Novel (Online)

    Writing A Novel (Online)

    Twenty-eight weeks
    9th June 2021 - 2nd February 2022
    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 Monday 31 May.

  6. Writing A Novel (Online)

    Writing A Novel (Online)

    Twenty-eight weeks
    22nd September 2021 - 4th May 2022
    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 Sunday 5 September.