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Francis Spufford

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PositionSenior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Email f.spufford (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2954
Francis Spufford

BA in English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1985; chief publisher’s reader, Chatto & Windus Ltd, 1987-90; full-time writer, 1990-2004; writer in residence, University College London, 2004-5; Royal Literary Fund Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) 2005-07; at Goldsmiths since 2007.

Teaching

I lead one of the general workshops on the Creative Writing MA course, and also supervise for the Creative Writing PhD.

Research Interests

Children's literature; science fiction and fantasy; economics as a form of storytelling; Russian literature; theology and literature; boundaries between fiction and non-fiction.

Publications

Book

Unapologetic: Why, despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense
Spufford, Francis. 2013. Unapologetic: Why, despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense. London, UK: Faber and Faber. ISBN 9780571225224

Red Plenty
Spufford, Francis. 2012. Red Plenty. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press. ISBN 9781555976040

The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin
Spufford, Francis. 2003. The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin. Faber. ISBN 9780571214969

The Child That Books Built
Spufford, Francis. 2002. The Child That Books Built. Faber. ISBN 9780571214679

I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Spufford, Francis. 1996. I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination. Faber & Faber . ISBN 978-0571144877

The Chatto Book of Cabbages and Kings: Lists in Literature
Spufford, Francis. 1989. The Chatto Book of Cabbages and Kings: Lists in Literature. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 978-0701134877

Edited Book

The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic
Spufford, Francis and Kolbert, Elizabeth, eds. 2007. The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic. Granta Books . ISBN 978-1862079779

Cultural Babbage: Technology, Time and Invention
Spufford, Francis and Uglow, Jenny, eds. 1997. Cultural Babbage: Technology, Time and Invention. Faber & Faber. ISBN 978-0571172436