Dr Michael Miles

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Writing


Head of English, Senior Lecturer in English and History, Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology 1983-2004

Lecturer in History and Economics, John Leggott Sixth Form College, Scunthorpe 1982-1983

Interests and hobbies: reading, writing, classical music and Leeds United


BA (Hons) Medieval and Modern History, University of Birmingham 1978

PhD (History) University of Birmingham 1982

PGCE Wolverhampton University 1982


Historical fiction circa 1640-1918



HUM446 Introduction to Creative Writing

HUM456 The Language of Creative Writing

HUM560 Creative Writing for Adults

HUM570 Writing Crime Fiction and Thrillers

HUM571 Writing Historical Fiction

HUM637 Extended Project

HUM646 Writing for Children (Extended Practice)


14 novels under penname Miles Craven:

The Pensioner’s Special 2021

When the Lamps Went Out 2021

A Street Named Cato 2021

Sweetening the Patrons 2019

The Country Attorney 2019

A Hiding to Nothing 2019

Pont Wan 2019

Blackness in White 2019

Gone West 2018

A Tale of One Kitty 2018

Pride Before a Fall Through Time 2016

Eagle and the Lady-Killer 2016

Dark Satanic Mill 2015

An Uncommon Attorney 2014