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Dr Tony Williams

Associate Professor

Department: Humanities

Tony was born and brought up in Derbyshire, and studied philosophy at Cambridge and creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University. He writes poetry and prose fiction. His first collection of poems, The Corner of Arundel Lane and Charles Street (Salt, 2009), was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the Portico Prize for Literature and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. The sonnet sequence All the Rooms of Uncle's Head (Nine Arches Press, 2011) was the Poetry Book Society's Pamphlet Choice for Winter 2011. His flash fiction collection All the Bananas I've Never Eaten (Salt, 2012) won Best Short Story Collection in the 2013 Saboteur Awards. Tony's latest novel, Nutcase, was published by Salt in 2017. He previously taught at Sheffield Hallam University, the Open University and the University of Salford among others, and worked as a freelance graphic designer for some years.

Campus Address

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  • Education PGCert January 10 2011
  • English PhD September 01 2003
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Grettir in Sheffield, Williams, T. Oct 2019, In: TEXT
  • Hawthorn City, Williams, T. 15 Nov 2019
  • In Conversation, Williams, T., Fentiman, A. Apr 2019, In: TEXT
  • On reflection: The role, mode and medium of the reflective component in practice as research, Green, M., Williams, T. 30 Apr 2018, In: TEXT
  • Nutcase, Williams, T. 15 Sep 2017
  • Love songs of carbon, Williams, T. Mar 2016, In: English
  • Flash fiction, Williams, T. Apr 2014, The Handbook of Creative Writing (2nd edition), Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press
  • The Midlands, Williams, T. 2014
  • Iterations: Days, walks, episodes, chapters, scenes, Williams, T. Oct 2013, In: TEXT
  • The Writer Walking the Dog: Creative Writing Practice and Everyday Life, Williams, T. 2013, In: American, British and Canadian Studies

PGR Supervision

  • Catherine Ayres Start: 01/10/2017
  • Ruth Stacey Start: 01/10/2017
  • Nick Dodds Start: 01/10/2016
  • Susannah Ronnie Start: 01/10/2017
  • Lisa Matthews The hauled-up notebooks: the roles of confessional poetics and memory in writing practice Start: 20/02/2018
  • Daniel Hardisty Playing the Surreal: A Creative Writing Start: 20/01/2015

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