WRAP would not be what it is today without an amazing team behind it. If you have a moment, feel free to meet the faces behind WRAP!
All WRAP ambassadors are NTU students studying a variety of courses. To learn more about the breath of what our ambassadors study and their passions, scroll down.
Kai Northcott is currently studying Creative Writing at NTU. He reads to find new ideas and perspectives on the world. Writing and reading is a way of creating meaning and connecting with others. Kai is striving to hone his craft so that he will one day be published.
Alessandra is a second-year English students and she enjoys gothic novels. Alessandra joined WRAP in October 2020 and has participated in a variety of writing and reading opportunities, this is her second year as a WRAP Ambassador.
James is currently a second year, Economics with Business Student with a deep passion for the creative art that is writing. He is mainly a fantasy writer, who over lockdown completed a novel set in his fantasy universe, which is currently being published.
John Lewell is a second-year creative writing student and a WRAP ambassador at Nottingham Trent University. He writes daily and will one day be a published author.
Our WRAP Writers are postgraduate NTU students, and they lead a range of WRAP workshops. We ask them what their favourite books are, and these are the responses…
I always think my favourite book will be the next one I read. But if I had to be pinned down to one I’ve read, it would be Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. It has everything needed to create a perfect story; great writing, a feisty protagonist, an epic story set in the most incredible settings. Picture the Arctic in another universe with the Northern Lights illuminating the night sky and armoured polar bears pad across the snowfields. Above their heads witches fly on cloud-pine branches alongside a hot air balloon piloted by a cigar smoking, whisky drinking, Texan aeronaut, whose life companion is a sinewy, sardonic, talking hare… I’m off to read it again!
I think my favourite book of all time is a split between The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, and The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.
I’m not great at picking one of anything but I love queer literature as well as experimental literature so I’d say Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close are in my list of favourites.