Naomi Alderman attended Oxford University and UEA. Her first novel, Disobedience, was published in ten languages; like her second novel, The Lessons, and her third, The Liars' Gospel, it was read on BBC radio's Book at Bedtime. In 2006 she won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future.
Her prize-winning short fiction has appeared in Prospect, on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of anthologies. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.
From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on groundbreaking alternate reality game Perplex City. She's written online games for Penguin, the BBC, and other clients. In 2011 she wrote the Doctor Who tie-in novel Borrowed Time. In 2012, she co-created the top-selling fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run! which was shortlisted for five Develop Awards, won the Bookseller's Adult's App of the Year and has sold more than half a million copies.
Naomi broadcasts regularly, has guest-presented Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and writes regularly for Prospect and the Guardian. In 2013 she was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in their once-a-decade list.
- BA (Hons) Oxon
- MA (Hons) UEA.
Areas of expertise
- fiction writing
- historical fiction
- short stories
- digital writing
- games writing and
- interactive storytelling.
- Fiction writing, historial fiction, short stories, novels, digital writing, games writing and interactive storytelling.
- Currently working on a novel centring on gender, and on a game supported by the NHS's SBRI funding initiative.
Research and academic outputs
Alderman, N (2016) The power. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670919987
Alderman, N (2016) Zombies, run! Keeping fit and living well in the current zombie emergency. Penguin Life, London. ISBN 9780241256442
Alderman, N (2012) The liars' gospel. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670919901
Alderman, N (2011) Borrowed time. Doctor Who . BBC, London. ISBN 9781849902335
Alderman, N (2010) The lessons. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670916290
Alderman, N (2007) Disobedience. Penguin. ISBN 9780141025957
Alderman, N (2015) Zombies, run! 5k training.
Alderman, N (2015) Zombies, run! 4.
Alderman, N (2014) Zombies, run! 3.
Alderman, N (2013) The walk.
Alderman, N (2013) Zombies, run! 2.
Alderman, N (2012) Zombies, run!
Alderman, N (2011) La mappa misteriosa.
Alderman, N (2008) Alice in Storyland.
Alderman, N (2007) Perplex City.