Maggie Gee is a novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and was elected to the Board of ALCS in 2015.
She has lobbied for writers eg on the Society of Authors’ management committee, the PLR committee, the British Library’s Authors’ Lives committee, the London Arts Committee and the Royal Society of Literature, where she was the first female Chair of Council and is now a Vice-President.
She has written twelve novels, including The Ice People, My Cleaner, My Driver (set in Uganda) and The White Family, a collection of short stories, The Blue, and a writer’s memoir, My Animal Life (2010). Her most recent novel is Virginia Woolf in Manhattan (2014), a comedy which brings Virginia Woolf back to life in New York and Istanbul. Her next novel will feature Neanderthals in GIbraltar and the ‘black’ Goyas.
Maggie ‘s books have been translated into 14 languages; in 2012 an international conference about her writing was held at St Andrew's University, and in the same year she was awarded the OBE for services to literature. She is often to be found tramping the beautiful beaches of Thanet.