Paul Vlitos

Dr Paul Vlitos

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
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Paul Vlitos studied English Literature at the University of Bristol before undertaking graduate study at University College London and the University of Cambridge. He has taught English Literature and Creative Writing at a variety of institutions, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Goldsmiths and Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. Since 2011 he has been Programme Leader for the English Literature with Creative Writing programme here at the University of Surrey.

Research interests

Creative Writing (Prose)19th & 20th Century British FictionPostcolonial Fiction


I currently teach on a variety of modules at MA and BA Level including: 'Understanding the Novel', 'Elements of Narrative', 'Contemporary Literature: Postcolonial Fictions', 'Creative Writing and Professional Practice', 'Realism and Its Critics'.


PAUL MATTHEW JOHN VLITOS, Anneleen Masschelein, Dirk de Geest (2021)“Your Successful Man of Letters is Your Successful Tradesman”: Fiction and the Marketplace in British Author’s Guides of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, In: Writing Manuals for the Masses Palgrave Macmillan
P Vlitos (2010)Every Day Is Like Sunday Orion Books Limited

That Sunday feeling... The weekend's over, there's nothing on TV except for the Antiques Roadshow. The only thing you can do is face the fact that the working week is just around the corner. And for Matt Bletch, the working week is not a prospect to be relished. He's moved to middle of nowhere and taken a job at the only school that would have him. Surrounded by social misfits, clowns and psychopaths (and that's just his fellow teachers) he's left his girlfriend, social life and sanity back in London in the hope of earning some cash and maybe even finishing off his novel in the school holidays. Unfortunately, no one told Matt that a year spent in the dead-end town of Buxdon is unlikely to get the creative juices flowing. Walking through town before the first week of term, everything is grey, damp and smells slightly dubious. Will he ever tempt his girlfriend down to stay? Will the kids lynch him? And will Matt survive a year in the place where every day is like Sunday?