30 June 1965
|Pen name||A.R.R.R. Roberts|
|Occupation||Academic, critic, writer|
|Alma mater||University of Aberdeen|
|Genre||Science fiction, fantasy, parody|
|Notable works||Salt, Gradisil, Yellow Blue Tibia, By Light Alone, Jack Glass|
|Notable awards||BSFA Award for Best Novel |
2012 Jack Glass
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee
2010 Yellow Blue Tibia
He has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Adam Roberts has been nominated three times for the Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 2001 for his debut novel, Salt, in 2007 for Gradisil and in 2010 for Yellow Blue Tibia. He won both the 2012 BSFA Award for Best Novel, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, for Jack Glass. It was further shortlisted for The Kitschies Red Tentacle award. His short story "Tollund" was nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Award. On his website, Roberts states that an ongoing project of his is to write a short story in every science fiction sub-genre. Roberts' science fiction has been compared to Lionel Fanthorpe.
English (gargling with the phrase) “yellow blue tibia.” Compare this to Burgess's khoroshô (R xopoulo “all right!, well, nicely, good', 'it is good.
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