Professor Scarlett Thomas

Professor of Creative Writing and Contemporary Fiction
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Professor Scarlett Thomas


Scarlett Thomas is the author of nine books. Her most recent publications include The Seed CollectorsMonkeys with TypewritersOur Tragic Universe; and The End of Mr. Y. Her work has been translated into 24 languages, longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize and shortlisted for the South African Boeke Prize. In 2001 she was included in the Independent on Sunday's list of the UK's 20 best young writers, and in 2002 she won an Elle Style Award for the novel Going Out. In 2010 she was Selected by the Telegraph as one of the best 20 novelists under 40. She has written short fiction, reviews and articles for various anthologies and publications, including Nature Magazine, the Guardian and the New York Times. She has also had stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and nature writing broadcast on Radio 3. She has read at many literary festivals and music festivals.


Scarlett is interested in supervising innovative, contemporary novels at MA and PhD levels. She is interested in novels of ideas, contemporary realism, magical realism, mathematical novels, and work with a strong sense of place and deep characterisation.

She is currently supervising or co-supervising 10 PhD projects, all of which are novels.

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