Andy Conway

Course Director for BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting

Andy Conway is a novelist and screenwriter based in Birmingham, who graduated from the School of English in 1994 with a 1st in English Language and Literature. He teaches undergraduate courses in Screenwriting, Drama and Adaptation in the School, and also teaches Screenwriting at The National Academy of Writing, Worcester University and Newman College. He has also taught courses on James Joyce's Ulysses and Sceptical Narrative at Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen, Hungary.

His first feature film, Arjun & Alison is released in 2011, and he has published several novels, including The Girl with the Bomb Inside, Train Can't Bring Me Home (originally written while a student in the School), The Budapest Breakfast Club, The Striker's Fear of the Open Goal, Touchstone and Lovers in Paris. His novella, The Very Thought of You, has recently been optioned for a forthcoming Hollywood movie.

He has also had fiction published in literary journals as diverse as Stand Magazine, Cascando, Ellipsis, People to People and Minerva's New Writing 3 anthology.

Andy runs the Shooting People Screenwriters Network bulletin, which goes out to 11,000 writers worldwide every day.