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Novelist and Associate Professor in Creative Writing.
Latest novel, Some Sunny Day, out July 2022 (HarperCollins).
I have published nine novels. My first four were crime novels (Macmillan). My next was the literary novel, Blackheath (Myriad Editions, 2016). 'Fresh, honest, very funny'. Rachel Cusk.
I currently have a six book contract with HarperCollins to write novels for younger readers.
Boy Underwater (2018) was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and Branford Boarse awards. To date it has won The Stockport Schools Book Prize, the Awesome Book Awards, and the Oxfordshire Schools Book prize. It was Waterstones Book of the Month and one of The Guardian Books of the Year 2018. You Won't Believe This came out in July 2019. This Wonderful Thing was published by HarperCollins in January, 2021.
My novels have been widely translated, and dramatised for BBC Radio 4. I hold a Phd in Creative Writing from Brunel University.
My next novel, Oscar's Lion, will be published by HarperCollins in November 2023.
I teach on the Creative Writing BA, MA, and MFA. I also supervise Creative Writing Phd students.
Baron, A. (2021) This Wonderful Thin. London: HarperCollins (March 2021)
Baron, A. (2021) Oscar's Weekend. London: HarperCollins (forthcoming)
Baron, A. (2019) You Won't Believe This. London: HarperCollins.
Baron, A. (2018) Boy Underwater. London: HarperCollins. Baron, A.
(2016) Blackheath. Brighton: Myriad. Baron, A. (2004)
It Was You. London: Macmillan. Baron, A.
(2002) Superjack. London: Macmillan.
Baron, A. (2001) Hold Back the Night: Macmillan.
Baron, A. (1999) Shut Eye: Macmillan.
Poetry Baron, A. (2016) DAFFS and Other Poems. Available at: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/adambaron/ Baron, A. (2016) Adam Baron on Can Dundar and Erdem Gul. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHy2F75twM
Baron, A. (2014) ‘Industrial cowboy: the development of the male hero template from the western to film noir.' Avanca Cinema International Conference, pp.234-268 Baron, A. (2012) ‘Permission, potency and protection in the creative writing workshop', in Perry, P. (ed.) Beyond the workshop: creative Writing, theory and practice. London: Kingston University Press, pp. 173-179. Baron, A (2013) ‘Ten Finger Turn-Up' (novel serialisation), The Clerkenwell Other Magazine. London
Baron, Adam (2015) Daffs & other poems. 3:AM Magazine,
Baron, Adam (2022) Some sunny day. London, U.K. : HarperCollins Children's Books. 307p. ISBN 9780008422370
Baron, Adam (2021) This wonderful thing. London, U.K. : HarperCollins Children's Books. 390p. ISBN 9780008267087
Baron, Adam (2019) You won't believe this. Glasgow, UK : HarperCollins. 400p. ISBN 9780008267049
Baron, Adam (2018) Boy underwater. HarperCollins Children's Books. 256p. ISBN 9780008267018
Baron, Adam (2016) Blackheath. Brighton, U.K. : Myriad Editions. 352p. ISBN 9781908434906
Baron, Adam (2004) It was you. London, UK : Macmillan. 389p. ISBN 1405021055
Baron, Adam (2003) Superjack. London, UK : Picador. 384p. ISBN 0330487418
Baron, Adam (2000) Hold back the night. London, U.K. : Pan Macmillan. 359p. ISBN 9780330391177
Baron, Adam (2015) I love to slide my daughters' feet into their shoes. In: Brivati, Brian , Munro, Jenny and Scamell-Katz, Siemon, (eds.) A mile in their shoes. London, U.K. : The Knitting Circle. pp. 38-38. ISBN 9781943843084
Baron, Adam (2012) Permission, potency and protection in the creative writing workshop. In: Perry, Paul, (ed.) Beyond the workshop. Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University Press. pp. 173-178. ISBN 9781899999521
Baron, Adam (2018) Forgetting and the novel. In: Forgetting, Kingston Writers' Centre; 25 Jan 2018, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K..
Baron, Adam (2016) Adam Baron on Can Dundar and Erdem Gul. English PEN Modern Literature Festival. 7 min.
Baron, Adam and Lucie, Doug [Author-contributor] (2005) Hold back the night. (radio broadcast). London, U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation.
I helped set up Kingston's MA, MFA and low residency MA and MFA. I was MA course director for many years.
Dr Adam Baron talks about teaching informs his creative practice.