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Professor Ian Sansom


Email: I dot Sansom at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)24 7615 0337
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Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Professor Ian Sansom teaches on the English and Comparative Literary Studies programme. He taught for a number of years at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast.

He was a founder and editor of the magazine The Enthusiast. He has been a columnist for The Guardian and has written also for The Irish Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The London Review of Books, The Spectator and The New Statesman. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The New York Times. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Research interests

Research interests include: the novel; the short story; memoir/autobiography; journalism; broadcasting.

Teaching and supervision

Fiction and non-fiction writing at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Selected publications

  • The Truth About Babies (Granta, 2002)
  • Ring Road (4th Estate/Harper Collins, 2004)
  • The Mobile Library series of novels
  • Paper: An Elegy (4th Estate/Harper Collins, 2012)
  • The Norfolk Mystery (4th Estate/Harper Collins, 2013)

Office hours

Wednesday: 09.00-10.00am
Thursday: 09.00-10.00am


Undergraduate modules

Postgraduate modules