Professor Adam Roberts, MA (Aberdeen), PhD (Camb): His main research interests are in nineteenth-century literature (particularly poetry), Science Fiction, postmodernism and Creative Writing. He has published widely on the 19th-century, most recently a new edition of Coleridge's Biographia Literaria for Edinburgh University Press, and the monograph Landor's Cleanness (Oxford University Press, 2015). He also works on Science Fiction and Fantasy, both critically and creatively, and is the author of The Palgrave History of Science Fiction (Palgrave, 2006) and The Riddles of The Hobbit (Palgrave, 2014). He is the author of 15 novels, all SF. The most recent are: Jack Glass (Gollancz, 2012), which won the BSFA and John W Campbell Awards for best novel; Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (Gollancz, 2014; with Mahendra Singh) and Bête (Gollancz, 2014). His short stories have been collected in Adam Robots(Gollancz, 2013) and his most recent SF-themed essays and reviews in Sibilant Fricative (Newcon, 2014).
Dr. Douglas Cowie, BA (Colgate University, New York) MA, PHD (University of East Anglia), is primarily a fiction writer. He is the author of two novels, Owen Noone and the Marauder (Canongate, 2005) and Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago (Myriad Editions, 2016), and two novellas, Sing for Life: Tin Pan Alley (Black Hill Press, 2013) and Sing for Life: Away, You Rolling River (Black Hill Press, 2014). His main literary interests are American poetry and fiction of the 20th Century, in particular the work of Nelson Algren, as well as writing about music. He also has an interest in the history of Germany, in particular the history of the German Democratic Republic.
Professor Ben Markovits, BA (Yale), MPhil (Oxford) has published five novels, The Syme Papers (Faber, 2004), Either Side of Winter (Faber, 2005), Imposture (Faber, 2007), A Quiet Adjustment (Faber, 2008), and Playing Days (Faber, 2010), a novel about the world of minor league basketball. Childish Loves (Faber, 2011), the final novel in his trilogy about Lord Byron (which includes Imposture and A Quiet Adjustment) will be published in August. He was awarded a fellowship to the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies in 2009, and won a Pushcart Prize for his short story 'Another, Sad, Bizarre Chapter in Human History'. His most recent novel, about an experimental community in Detroit, You Don’t Have to Live Like This (Faber, 2015), won the James Tait Black Prize for 2016. He was awarded a fellowship to the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies in 2009, and won a Pushcart Prize for his short story 'Another, Sad, Bizarre Chapter in Human History'. In 2013, Granta selected him as one of the Best of Young British Novelists. He has published essays, stories, poetry and reviews on subjects ranging from the Romantics to American sports in The Guardian, Granta, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among other publications.He has published essays, stories, poetry and reviews on subjects ranging from the Romantics to American sports in The Guardian, Granta, Slate, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among other publications.
Dr Redell Olsen's, BA (Camb), MA (Staffs), PhD (London). Poet and academic. Main research and teaching interests are in poetry and poetics, visual traditions in poetry (concrete, film-poems, bookarts, hybrid textual practice, ekphrasis), modernism, feminism and contemporary writing. Her publications include; Film Poems (Les Figues, 2014); which collects the poems for her films and performances from 2007–2012. Other books include: 'Punk Faun: a bar rock pastel' (Subpress, 2012), 'Secure Portable Space' (Reality Street, 2004), 'Book of the Fur' (rem press, 2000), and, in collaboration with the bookartist Susan Johanknecht, 'Here Are My Instructions' (Gefn, 2004). She has published articles on the poets Abigail Child, Susan Howe and Frank O'Hara. From 2006-2010 she was editor of (http://www.how2journal.com) which publishes innovative writing by women. Her poetry and poetics are featured in Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets ,(Shearsman, 2010), I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues, 2011) and Trenchart Monographs: Hurry Up Please Its Time (Les Figues, , 2015). In 2013-14 she was the Judith E. Wilson visiting fellow in poetry at the University of Cambridge. She was director of the department’s Poetics Research Centre. http://redellolsen.co.uk and http://filmpoems.wordpress.com/
Two new appointments pending in 2017.