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I am a novelist and an Associate Professor in Creative Writing.
I have published eight 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, 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. My novels have been widely translated, and dramatised for BBC Radio 4. I hold a Phd in Creative Writing from Brunel University. This Wonderful Thing was published by HarperCollins in January, 2021.My next novel, Oscar's Weekend, will be published in November 2021.
Baron, A. (2021) This Wonderful Thing: HarperCollins (forthcoming)
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) 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
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.