Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman grew up in London and attended Oxford University and UEA.

She is the author of four novels: Disobedience, The Lessons, The Liars’ Gospel and The Power. Her first novel, Disobedience, was produced by Element Pictures and Braven Films and the film (directed by Sebastian Lelio, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and was released in US and UK in 2018. The Power has been optioned by Sister Pictures and will be shown on Amazon TV, with Naomi adapting.

She has won the Bailey’s Prize, Orange Award for New Writers and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. She was selected for Granta’s once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Authors, Waterstones Writers for the Future, and was mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégée Arts Initiative.

In 2011, Naomi wrote the Doctor Who tie-in novel Borrowed Time. From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex City. She is the co-creator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app Zombies, Run!, presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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