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Edmund Gordon

Mr Edmund Gordon

Reader in Creative and Critical Writing


Edmund Gordon joined King’s in September 2012 as Lecturer in Creative Writing.  He was educated at Trinity College Dublin (BA) and University College London (MA). Edmund's essays and reviews appear frequently in the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement, as well as in a variety of national newspapers, including the Guardian, Observer and Sunday Times. His first book, The Invention of Angela Carter (2016) received the Somerset Maugham Award, the Biographers’ Club/Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize and a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the US National Book Critics’ Circle Award. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

Edmund welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of his research interests. For more details, please see his full research profile.


Edmund teaches creative writing and life writing at both undergraduate and graduate level:
Prose Fiction
Biography (MA)