The Trust is currently led by a board of eight  trustees.


In memory of the late author, screenwriter and academic, the Malcolm Bradbury Trust is a registered charity seeking to advance and promote the literary arts through educational initiatives, meanwhile preserving Bradbury’s works and legacy. 

The Trust is currently led by a board of eight trustees, each professionals with knowledge and experience in fields spanning from education, literature, publishing, film & television, law and social enterprise. We are also pleased to welcome one of Malcolm’s early students, now a critically acclaimed writer, to our team.

In addition to his writing and academia, Malcolm was also renowned for his support for new talent and the craft of writing through education. In the 1970s, Malcolm and fellow author Angus Wilson founded the world-renowned School of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of East Anglia. The school has been characterised by success, with numerous acclaimed authors and academics having passed through its doors – from Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro, to John Boyne and Louise Doughty (now a trustee).

Following Malcolm’s death in November 2000, the Bradbury Family established the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship for the Creative Writing MA (Prose) at the University of East Anglia – the first of its kind. Since 2020, the Malcolm Bradbury Trust has continued to support the prose program, as well as a second postgraduate scholarship – The Malcolm Bradbury Trust Scholarship in Scriptwriting.

In 2021, the Trust expanded its reach of support, partnering with the University of Sunderland and at the National Centre for Writing and, later, University Centre Peterborough, where the Trust continues to support annual bursaries.

Malcolm Bradbury

Moving forward, the Trust aims to continue Malcolm’s work through supporting and funding creative writing initiatives for new writers and institutions, whilst expanding the reach of support to emerging voices from underrepresented  backgrounds across the UK.  

The objectives of the charity – as set out in the Trust’s constitution – are as follows:

1. The advancement and promotion of the arts for the benefit of the public by provision or support of educational courses, programmes, activities and opportunities for those interested in the arts.

2. The promotion and preservation of the literary works of Malcolm Bradbury.