Rachel Hewitt

Rachel Hewitt was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Rachel Hewitt is the author of Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey (2010) and A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind (2017). Her writing, so far, has charted the subjective effects of periods of turbulence and transition in history; particularly the effects of late-eighteenth-century geopolitical change on humans’ emotions and on their responses to British landscape. In September 2018 she will become Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose) at Newcastle University, where she will also help to lead the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts.

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