CCI Alumnus Releases Debut Novel

A University of Portsmouth CCI, Creative Writing alumnus, has published his debut novel, Stranded Foxes

After a career in science, Fletch Mallory came to the University of Portsmouth, to complete a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, graduating in July 2017, and publishing his debut novel shortly after, in September.

Published by 412 Press, Stranded Foxes, is best described as contemporary literary fiction, a collection of inter-linked stories that form a complete, and unique novel, jumping through history and speaking through a myriad of voices, including Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and Robert Capa.

The blurb of the book, hints at its unusual plot, enticing you to read further,

At times we are all stranded.

Why can’t the man remember his name and what is his connection to the pink haired thief – the girl who collects conversations and photographs.

The recently refurbished, Cumberland House Natural History Museum hosted the book launch for this distinctive novel, on its publication date, the 2nd of September.

The book is currently available at Blackwell’s Bookshop, and Amazon, for just £15.

You can keep updated with Fletch and Stranded Foxes on Twitter @FletchMallory 

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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