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Ian Sansom Director of the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre and Director of the M.Phil. in Creative Writing

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr Ian Sansom is a novelist and critic. Educated at Oxford and at Cambridge - and at the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders - he taught for a number of years at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry (Queen’s University, Belfast) and was a Director of the Writing Programme at the University of Warwick. He was a founder and editor of the magazine The Enthusiast. He has been a columnist for the Guardian and currently writes for the London Review of Books, the Spectator and the New Statesman. His diary is published annually in the Dublin Review. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including the Irish Times and the New York Times. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. His research interests include the novel, the short story, memoir/autobiography, journalism and broadcasting. His books include The Truth About Babies (Granta, 2002), Ring Road (Harper Collins, 2004), the Mobile Library series of novels, and Paper: An Elegy (Harper Collins, 2012). Essex Poison (HarperCollins forthcoming 2016) is the fourth novel in his 44-book series, The County Guides


Professor Ian Sansom
Room 4021
Arts Building
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Telephone: + 353 1 896 1346