Personal profile

Personal profile

Adam Roberts received his MA (English and Classics Jt-Hons) from Aberdeen University and his PhD (Robert Browning and the Classics) from Cambridge University. He has worked in the English Department at Royal Holloway since 1991, and he is currently Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature.

He is also a creative writer, the author of (to date) twelve science fiction novels, eight parodies, two novellas, a collection of short stories and various other things. His three most recent novels are below.

Some links.

My author homepage,|

Punkadiddle: a blog of book reviews|

Europrogocontestovision: quæstiuncula, updated daily


His teaching divides itself between literature (mostly nineteenth-century subjects) and creative writing; he is currently supervising PhDs in both areas.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions