Acclaimed crime novelist and children's author shares his After Essex story.
19:00 - 20:00
Lectures, talks and seminars
After Essex celebrates the journeys and accomplishments of our diverse and inspiring alumni around the globe.
Adam Baron (BA English and European Literature, 1988), an award-winning author of crime novels and children's fiction, took an interesting path into writing - from acting to journalism, and even a period of stand-up comedy.
He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels which have been widely translated and adapted for BBC Radio 4. After writing predominantly crime novels, Adam moved into a new genre, children's fiction, to bring humour and light to difficult topics. His first novel for children Boy Underwater, was named Waterstones Book of the Month was shortlisted for the Carnegie Award. His second novel You Won't Believe This was published in June 2019 as part of a six-book contract with Harper Collins.
Adam shares his passion for creative writing, delivering workshops and talks for children around the UK as well as running the MA Creative Writing course at Kingston University.
In conversation with Professor Elizabeth Kuti, Head of the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, Adam joins us to chat about his literary career, how he made it and what inspires him.