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Contact Information


Visit B Norden

AG14, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



  1. PhD, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom, 2000 – 2007
  2. BA (Hons) English (MA pending), Queens' College Cambridge, United Kingdom

Postgraduate training

  1. Diploma in Dramatic Writing, Hampstead Performing Arts, London, United Kingdom, 1994

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Associate member, Actors' Centre, Sep 2016 – present
  2. Full member, Writers Guild of Great Britain, 1998 – present
  3. AHRC peer review college


Geographic Areas

  • Europe - Western



  1. Norden, B. (2003). Meteorite. London: Oberon Books. ISBN 978-1-84002-401-2.


  1. Burnhope, M., Crewe, S., Mayer, S. and Szirtes, G. (2012). Catechism. Poems for Pussy Riot. In Burnhope, M., Crewe, Sarah, and Mayer, Sophie, (Eds.), London: English PEN.


  1. Norden, B. (2010). Souvenirs.

Journal articles (4)

  1. Norden, B. (2010). Special offers: Writer-actor relationships in new play development. Brand Literary magazine, (6), pp. 57–62.

    [publisher’s website]

  2. Norden, B. (2007). How to write a play: or, can creative writing be taught? Third Text, 21(5), pp. 643–648.
  3. Norden, B. (2007). Screenwriting for Requirements Engineers. IEEE Software, 24, pp. 26–27. doi:10.1109/MS.2007.117.
  4. Norden, B. (2002). When the Kelpie Rides and the Spriggan Stalks. Contemporary Literary Criticism.


  1. Norden, B. How to Write a Play Dramatic Structure and Open Form Drama. (PhD Thesis)


  1. Solovieva E., (2007). Waiting for Chikatilo by Elena Solovieva, trans. B. Norden and N. Kozin.

Other Activities

Events/conferences (2)

  1. Writing Europe. (Conference) Kiev (2005). Invited speaker.
    Paper: How to write a play.
    Author: Norden, Barbara
    Description: Sponsored by the British Council and organized by Third Text.

    I also ran a writing workshop for teenagers.
  2. Association of Theatre in Higher Education. (Conference) New York (2003). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Liberation from Literalism: Judson Poets' Theater and Gertrude Stein
    Author: Norden, Barbara