About

Jane_Messer_03I’ve been writing since I was a teenager, and have taught creative writing in universities since 1992.

Literature makes us better noticers of life; we get to practice on life itself; which in turn makes us better readers of detail in literature; which in turn makes us better readers of life.’  
James Wood, How Fiction Works

I love to work across different genres of writing from novel to radio to short story, and am passionate about writing that reflects and comments on modern life.

The free market is a fine arbiter of some things, but aesthetic and intellectual value is not among them.  Hilary McPhee