Dr Naomi Wood

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PositionLecturer in Creative Writing
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Dr Naomi Wood

Naomi Wood is an award-winning novelist. Her debut novel, The Godless Boys, was published by Picador in 2011; her second, Mrs. Hemingway (Picador UK and Penguin US), was a winner of the Jerwood Uncovered Prize, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and was picked as a Richard and Judy Bookclub choice. Her work has been published in more than ten languages. She is currently researching a novel set in the 1920s Bauhaus. 

Academic qualifications

  • BA English Literature (The University of Cambridge)
  • MA Creative Writing (UEA)
  • PhD Critical and Creative Writing (UEA)


Naomi taught as an Associate Tutor at the University of East Anglia on their Undergraduate programme in English and Creative Writing. She joined Goldsmiths in 2013 and teaches on the Undergraduate English and Creative Writing programme and supervises PhDs in Creative and Critical Writing. 

Areas of supervision

Naomi is currently supervising a novel, a memoir and a historical novel. As broad research topics, she is interested in women in historical fiction, historiography and historical fiction, and biographical fiction. 

Professional activities

  • 2012 Eccles Centre Writer in Residence at the British Library
  • 2011 – Library of Congress (Washington DC) Kluge Fellowship
  • 2008-2011 AHRC Funded Doctorate in Creative and Critical Writing (UEA)



Mrs. Hemingway
Wood, Naomi. 2014. Mrs. Hemingway. Picador. ISBN 978144722686401

The Godless Boys
Wood, Naomi. 2012. The Godless Boys. London: Picador. ISBN 978033051336401

Book Section

The Picador Book of 40
Wood, Naomi. The Picador Book of 40. In: Charlotte Grieg, ed. The Picador Book of 40. London: Picador. ISBN 9781447219040

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