Dr Adam Baron


I am a novelist and an Associate Professor in Creative Writing.

I have published seven 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 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 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. My novels have been widely translated, and dramatised for BBC Radio 4. I hold a Phd in Creative Writing from Brunel University.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • PhD



Number of items: 12.


Baron, Adam (2015) Daffs & other poems. 3:AM Magazine,


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

Book Section

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

Conference or Workshop Item

Baron, Adam (2018) Forgetting and the novel. In: Forgetting, Kingston Writers' Centre; 25 Jan 2018, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K..

Performance/Live Event

Baron, Adam (2016) Adam Baron on Can Dundar and Erdem Gul. English PEN Modern Literature Festival. 7 min.

Sound Recording

Baron, Adam and Lucie, Doug [Author of screenplay, etc.] (2005) Hold back the night. (radio broadcast). London, U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation.

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