Alex Niven


Born
in Heham, Northumberland, England
February 18, 1984


Alex Niven is an English writer, poet, editor, and former musician.

Niven was a founding member of the indie band Everything Everything, with friends from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, Northumberland. He played guitar with the band between 2007 and 2009 before leaving to study for a doctorate at St John's College, Oxford and pursue a writing career.

Niven's first work of criticism, Folk Opposition, was published by Zero Books in 2011. The book attempted to reclaim a variety of folk culture motifs for the political left, and excoriated the "Green Tory" zeitgeist that had accompanied the ascendancy of David Cameron's Conservative Party in Britain in 2009-10. His second book, a study of the Oasis album Definitely Maybe, was published in
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Carrie Symonds’ influence only goes so far – green Toryism is a hollow dream | Alex Niven

Love of nature may be a party tradition, but the urge to exploit is strong. Boris Johnson is unlikely to go beyond minor tinkering

The nature of our new political consensus – call it Johnsonism if you must – is still hard to figure out. Will we see the rise of an authentic populism with a northern face, or just a nipped and tucked version of the same old Thatcherism? As we try to parse what this...

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Oasis' Definitely Maybe

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New Model Island: How to Bu...

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Folk Opposition

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The Last Tape

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The Cow at the Window

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