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Dr Andrew Crumey

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Andrew CrumeyFollowing a PhD in theoretical physics and research on nonlinear dynamics at Leeds University, Andrew published his first novel Music, In A Foreign Language in 1994. It won the Saltire Society Prize for Best First Book and marked the beginning of a series of works exploring themes in real and imaginary history, which have been widely translated. He worked as a schoolteacher and freelance book reviewer and was literary editor of Scotland On Sunday (2000-06), then returned to academia as lecturer in creative writing at Newcastle University (2006-11) before joining Northumbria in November 2011. His sixth novel, Sputnik Caledonia (2008) won the Northern Rock Foundation Writers Award, was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Scottish Book of the Year, and was longlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award. His seventh, The Secret Knowledge, was published in 2013.

Campus Address

Northumbria University
Lipman 025
Newcastle upon Tyne


Physics PhD June 30 1986

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Great Chain of Unbeing, Crumey, A. 9 Mar 2018
  • Thinking through Thinking through Fiction: a round table, Sackville, A., Moss, S., Kavenna, J., Crumey, A. 2018, In: New Writing
  • Falling in Love with an Idea in 'The Quantum Labyrinth', Crumey, A. 8 Dec 2017, In: The Wall Street Journal
  • Lost in the Fourth Dimension, Crumey, A. 3 Aug 2017, In: The Wall Street Journal
  • Astronomical expense, Crumey, A. 1 Jun 2016, In: Literary Review
  • Father of the Atomic Age, Crumey, A. 21 Oct 2016, In: Wall Street Journal
  • Meeting the Neighbours, Crumey, A. 9 Sep 2016, In: The Wall Street Journal
  • Relative values, Crumey, A. 1 Oct 2016, In: Literary Review
  • Singularity, Crumey, A. 3 Jun 2016
  • Vox Vulva, Crumey, A. 6 Oct 2016, Desire, London, Head of Zeus

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  • Gennifer Godley Start: 01/10/2018
  • John Schoneboom The Terrorism Novel in a Surrealist Mode Start: 04/12/2014


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