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Scarlett Thomas

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Scarlett Thomas has taught English Literature at the University of Kent since 2004, and has previously taught at Dartmouth Community College, South East Essex College and the University of East London. She reviews books for the Literary Review, the Independent on Sunday, and Scotland on Sunday. She has written seven novels, including The End of Mr. Y and PopCo.

In 2001 she was named by The Independent as one of 20 Best Young Writers. In 2002 she won Best New Writer in the Elle Style Awards, and also featured as an author in New Puritans, a project led by the novelists Matt Thorne and Nicholas Blincoe.

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Scarlett Thomas Hi Nikki. The Seed Collectors is finished and out in July. I'm really excited about it! Thanks for asking.
Scarlett Thomas Hi Nina. I have dabbled a little in screenwriting, but I just love novels too much. Every time I have an idea for a film or TV show I think it would…moreHi Nina. I have dabbled a little in screenwriting, but I just love novels too much. Every time I have an idea for a film or TV show I think it would make a better novel. And I love the freedom you have with novels. I love working in teams on some things, but when it comes to the creative process I am a bit of a lone wolf, so novel-writing suits me. I'd love Wes Anderson to make one of my books into a film. I'm a huge fan of his.(less)
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“Real life is physical. Give me books instead. Give me the invisibility of the contents of books, the thoughts, the ideas, the images. Let me become part of a book. . . . an intertextual being: a book cyborg, or, considering that books aren't cybernetic, perhaps a bibliorg.”
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January 2014 -- Science Fiction

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