Author Profile: Hannah Sullivan

Author Profile:   Hannah Sullivan is a British academic and poet.

Name: Hannah Sullivan


2013 – The Work of Revision

2014 – Rose Mary Crawshay Prize

2014 – University English Book Prize.

2014 – Thunder: The Shadow

2015 – Five Weeks, a Lifetime

2018 – Three Poems (published by Faber in 2018).

Background: Hannah Sullivan also known as Dr. Hannah Sullivan was born on 3rd January 1978. She is 41 years old and resides in London, United Kingdom. Hannah Sullivan works at New College, Oxford as associate professor of English literature. She completed her education at the Harvard University, Trinity College, Cambridge University. Hannah Sullivan lives with her husband and two children in London.

Hannah Sullivan earned a double starred first in Classics in 2000 at the Trinity College, Cambridge. She studied comparative literature as a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University for one year and obtained the M.Res.(Master of Research) degree in cultural studies at the London Consortium. To complete her PhD degree (2008) in American and English literature she went back to Harvard University. Before returning to England she worked at Stanford University as assistant professor of English literature.

Genre: Most of Hannah Sullivan’s work is about literary language. She has keen interest in knowing the way in which writers revise and write, especially the innovation process, interpreting styles, classification methods and also relationship between major and local form. She is keenly interested in supervising projects in stylistics in a wide range besides studying writing processes and single-author discourses on T.S. Eliot, work on the Classical tradition in English. Hannah Sullivan has also won the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize (2018).

Literary Contributions: Two of Hannah Sullivan’s most notable awards are the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2013). Hannah Sullivan was awarded with the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her write her second book on free verse. She won the T.S. Eliot Prize (2018 for her poetry collection.

Unique Stylistic Features: Three Poems are long poems, witty, wise and spaciously tell the story of a young woman in love, her disappointment and resilience she experiences in New York City. Three Poems is based on autobiographical reflections on bereavement and death as well as thoughts related to Heraclitean philosophy.