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Naomi Alderman

  • Professor of Creative Writing
  • School or Department: CoLA - Writing and Performance
  • Website:

    www.naomialderman.com

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Personal statement

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.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Oxon
  • MA (Hons) UEA.

Areas of expertise

  • fiction writing
  • historical fiction
  • short stories
  • novels
  • digital writing
  • games writing and
  • interactive storytelling.

Teaching specialism

  • Fiction writing, historial fiction, short stories, novels, digital writing, games writing and interactive storytelling.

Current scholarship

  • Currently working on a novel centring on gender, and on a game supported by the NHS's SBRI funding initiative.

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

The power
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Alderman, N (2016) The power. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670919987


Zombies, run! Keeping fit and living well in the current zombie emergency
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Alderman, N (2016) Zombies, run! Keeping fit and living well in the current zombie emergency. Penguin Life, London. ISBN 9780241256442


The liars' gospel
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Alderman, N (2012) The liars' gospel. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670919901


Borrowed time
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Alderman, N (2011) Borrowed time. Doctor Who . BBC, London. ISBN 9781849902335


The lessons
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Alderman, N (2010) The lessons. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670916290


Disobedience
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Alderman, N (2007) Disobedience. Penguin. ISBN 9780141025957


The intestines
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Alderman, N (2018) 'The intestines.' In: Beneath the skin: great writers on the body. Profile Books, London. ISBN 9781788160957 (Forthcoming)


Disobedience [producer]
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Alderman, N (2018) Disobedience [producer].


How Humphry Davy discovered laughing gas
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Alderman, N (2017) How Humphry Davy discovered laughing gas.


Desperately seeking eternity: episode 4
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Alderman, N (2017) Desperately seeking eternity: episode 4.


The birth of photography
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Alderman, N (2017) The birth of photography.


Caroline Herschel and the comets
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Alderman, N (2017) Caroline Herschel and the comets.


The wondrous transformation of caterpillars
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Alderman, N (2017) The wondrous transformation of caterpillars.


Pavlov and his dogs
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Alderman, N (2017) Pavlov and his dogs.


The Anglo-Saxon remedy that kills MRSA
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Alderman, N (2017) The Anglo-Saxon remedy that kills MRSA.


Zombies, run! The way of all flesh
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Alderman, N (2017) Zombies, run! The way of all flesh.


Strange beds: episode 5
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Alderman, N (2017) Strange beds: episode 5.


How much testosterone makes you a man?
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Alderman, N (2016) How much testosterone makes you a man?


The woman who tamed lightning
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Alderman, N (2016) The woman who tamed lightning.


Paul Ehrlich's 'magic bullet' and the cure for syphilis
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Alderman, N (2016) Paul Ehrlich's 'magic bullet' and the cure for syphilis.


Florence Nightingale: statistician
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Alderman, N (2016) Florence Nightingale: statistician.


Blood and fire: the segregation and racialisation of blood
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Alderman, N (2016) Blood and fire: the segregation and racialisation of blood.


The wolf in the water
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Alderman, N (2016) The wolf in the water.


How an eel sparked our interest in electricity
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Alderman, N (2016) How an eel sparked our interest in electricity.


The duchess who gatecrashed science
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Alderman, N (2016) The duchess who gatecrashed science.


SKILL, STAMINA and LUCK
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Alderman, N (2016) SKILL, STAMINA and LUCK.


The engine that nearly ran out of steam
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Alderman, N (2015) The engine that nearly ran out of steam.


The intestines
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Alderman, N (2014) The intestines.


Zombies, run! Virtual race - fall 2018
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Alderman, N (2018) Zombies, run! Virtual race - fall 2018. (Forthcoming)


Zombies, run! Virtual race - spring 2018
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Alderman, N (2018) Zombies, run! Virtual race - spring 2018.


Zombies, run! Virtual race - Halloween 2017
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Alderman, N (2017) Zombies, run! Virtual race - Halloween 2017.


Zombies, run! 6
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Alderman, N (2017) Zombies, run! 6.


Zombies, run! Virtual race - spring 2017
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Alderman, N (2017) Zombies, run! Virtual race - spring 2017.


Zombies, run! Virtual race - fall 2016
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Alderman, N (2016) Zombies, run! Virtual race - fall 2016.


Zombies, run! 5
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Alderman, N (2016) Zombies, run! 5.


Zombies, run! Virtual race - spring 2016
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Alderman, N (2016) Zombies, run! Virtual race - spring 2016.


Zombies, run! 5k training
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Alderman, N (2015) Zombies, run! 5k training.


Zombies, run! 4
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Alderman, N (2015) Zombies, run! 4.


Zombies, run! 3
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Alderman, N (2014) Zombies, run! 3.


The walk
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Alderman, N (2013) The walk.


Zombies, run! 2
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Alderman, N (2013) Zombies, run! 2.


Zombies, run!
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Alderman, N (2012) Zombies, run!


La mappa misteriosa
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Alderman, N (2011) La mappa misteriosa.


Alice in Storyland
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Alderman, N (2008) Alice in Storyland.


Perplex City
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Alderman, N (2007) Perplex City.


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