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Prof Tony Williams


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.

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  • Cole The Magnificent, Williams, T. 15 Aug 2023
  • Grettir in Sheffield: Rewriting Icelandic saga as a contemporary novel, Williams, T. Oct 2019, In: TEXT
  • Hawthorn City, Williams, T. 15 Nov 2019
  • In Conversation: Capturing Reflection Between Poetry and Filmmaking Practice, 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. 1 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

  • Susannah Ronnie Mapping a Mutiny: Engaging with documents relating to Henry Hudson’s final voyage to produce a poetry of fragmentation Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 11/03/2022
  • Mark Holmes Performing Elvis: A Creative and Critical Exploration of American Post-War Popular Culture and Working-Class Masculinities in the North East of England Start Date: 23/02/2022
  • Sofie Schrey ‘Bio-Graphic’: A Graphic Novel Documentary of the Kielderhead Wildwood Restoration Project Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Joseph Walton Moneykins: Using Speculative Fiction to Re-Imagine Money Start Date: 08/10/2013 End Date: 03/01/2017
  • Rowan Bowman On Barley Hill; Method-Writing and Spectral Landscapes in the Supernatural Gothic Horror Novel Start Date: 02/10/2012 End Date: 03/01/2017
  • Catherine Ayres ‘Small Finds: using poetry as an archaeological process to link the lived experience of modern women with that of women living in the forts on Hadrian’s Wall at the time of Roman occupation.’ Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 10/05/2023
  • Ruth Stacey Feel Everything! Exploring the use of Symbolist poetics to write historical fiction through The Imagined Memoirs of Pamela Colman Smith Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Nick Dodds Reframing the Graphic Memoir: How can the comic artist negotiate modality and fidelity in the depiction of personal and historical narratives? Start Date: 01/10/2016
  • Lisa Matthews The hauled-up notebooks: how prose poem sequences can help transform life experience into writing practice. Start Date: 20/02/2018
  • Daniel Hardisty Playing the Surreal: A Creative Writing Start Date: 20/01/2015

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

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