Naomi Booth

Naomi Booth is a writer and academic. Her fiction tends to explore unsettling landscapes, strange compulsions, dangerous bodies and contamination. Her academic research currently focuses on the literary history of swooning. She was born in Bradford and grew up in Dewsbury. She read English at the University of Cambridge and spent several years working in publishing before completing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Sussex. Her AHRC-sponsored research project was a creative and critical exploration of passing out. She has since lectured in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Sussex and York St John University, where she is currently Subject Director for Creative Writing. She lives in York with her partner and daughter.