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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.

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Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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. 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

  • Sofie Schrey Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Barry Marshall 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 poetic form as an archaeological process to map the lived experience of modern and Roman women living in and around Hadrian's Wall. Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Ruth Stacey Feel Everything! The life of Pamela Colman Smith told through poetic imagined memoir. 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
  • Susannah Ronnie Mapping a Mutiny: how poetry can be used to imagine and interrogate the events of Henry Hudson's last voyage in a multi-voiced narrative. Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Lisa Matthews The hauled-up notebooks: the roles of confessional poetics and memory in 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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