A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Naomi-Picador

I am a writer based in London, England. I grew up in Yorkshire, but when I was eight my parents announced we were moving to Hong Kong. We had never been to China before. In fact, none of us had ever been to Asia! We lived in Hong Kong for ten years until I moved back to the UK to study English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

After working for Random House, I studied for the Masters in Creative Writing at UEA, where I wrote my first novel, The Godless Boys. This was published in the UK (Picador) and Norway (Font) in 2011. The film option to The Godless Boys has been sold, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some wonderful people on the screenplay. More on that soon… hopefully.

I stayed on at UEA for a fully-funded PhD: this was where Mrs. Hemingway was born. Research has taken me as far afield as Chicago, Boston, Key West, Cuba, Antibes and Paris. I also spent time as a resident scholar at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, and was the British Library’s 2012 Eccles Centre Writer in ResidentMrs. Hemingway will be published in ten countries.

I am very proud to teach Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University. I am the judge of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Short-Story Award, and the Young Patrons Ambassador at the British Library.

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Credit: Ben Meadows