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Charles Fernyhough

  • Time to Write, 2001
Charles Fernyhough

Charles Fernyhough is a writer and psychologist. His non-fiction book, The Baby in the Mirror, has been translated into seven languages. His book on autobiographical memory, Pieces of Light, is published by Profile Books in the UK (forthcoming from HarperCollins USA, March 2013). He is the author of two novels, The Auctioneer and A Box of Birds.

Awards include a Time to Write Award (2001) from the Northern Writers’ Awards, and an Arts Council of England Grant for the Arts (2005). Charles has taught creative writing, with a particular focus on psychological processes in reading and writing, in a variety of contexts around the UK, including a short course on creative writing and psychology at Newcastle University. He is a faculty member of the School of Life in London, and has appeared at festivals in Barcelona, Sydney, Edinburgh, Hay-on-Wye, Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Charles has written for the Guardian, Observer, Financial Times, Sunday Telegraph, Scotland on Sunday and Sydney Morning Herald. He blogs for the US magazine Psychology Today and has made numerous radio appearances in the UK and US. He is a part-time reader in psychology at Durham University, where he conducts research in child development, hallucinations and memory.


Selected publications
The Baby in the Mirror (Granta, 2008)
Pieces of Light (Profile Books, 2012)
The Auctioneer (Fourth Estate, 1999)
A Box Of Birds (Unbound, 2012)

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