Are you wondering if that Naomi Alderman who co-created and writes Zombies, Run! could possibly be the same person who writes those literary novels? Having accepted the possibility in your heart, are you puzzling over whether she could be the same person who presents programmes about science on Radio 4? The answer is yes, my friends. I have one of those portfolio careers, which is another way of saying that I'm going to go on doing all the things that interest me until someone tells me I can't anymore. 

Here's my biography:


Naomi Alderman grew up in London and attended Oxford University and UEA. In 2006 she won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. 

Her first novel, Disobedience, was published in ten languages. Penguin published her second novel, The Lessons, in 2010 and her third novel, The Liars' Gospel, in August 2012. Her new novel, The Power, will be published at the end of October 2016. All of her novels have been chosen for BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime slot. 

Her prize-winning short fiction has appeared in Prospect, on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of anthologies. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.

From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the alternate reality game Perplex City. She's written online games for Penguin, the BBC, and other clients. In 2011 she wrote the Doctor Who tie-in novel Borrowed Time. In 2012, she co-created the top-selling smartphone fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run!, which is a market leader and has been downloaded millions of times. 

Naomi broadcasts regularly, has guest-presented Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and writes frequently for the Guardian. She is one of the presenters of Science Stories, a programme about the history of science on BBC Radio 4, as well as presenting many one-off documentaries. 

Naomi is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, has been mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, and in April 2013 she was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in their once-a-decade list. 

And if you're interested in finding out more about me, or asking me a question, the best thing is to @ me on Twitter - I'm @naomiallthenews for public and @naomialderman private. For other enquiries, you can contact my agent, Veronique Baxter at David Higham:

David Higham Associates
5-8 Lower John Street
Golden Square
London W1F 9HA

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