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Professor Sam North

Associate Professor (E&S)


01392 722075

Sam North has written 8 novels and two films, the first a dramatised account of the life of Beat photographer Robert Frank, co-written and directed by Frank, for BBC Arena, which was a truly terrible piece of writing and yet ended up as 'Object Number W2287' in the Museum of Modern Art. His 2004 novel The Unnumbered was long-listed for the Man-Booker prize and in 2010 he won an Eric Gregory Award. His first novel, The Automatic Man, won the Somerset Maugham Award. 

Office:Room 206,Queen's Building. 

My Office Hours are on Friday mornings (in person or via Teams)  and to make a booking -

It will look like a Teams booking but you're equally welcome to come to room 206 in person. 




Research interests


  • current fiction in both dramatic and prose form
  • the history of narrative and genre development
  • the instinctive/evolutonary processes of story-telling, especially with regard to film and televison writing



For a biography and a list of publications: