Alex Hammond

Alex Hammond


  • 2.24B Arts and Humanities Building

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Personal profile


Alex works in publishing and has done most of his professional life, first starting at Rogers, Coleridge & White literary agency in 2010, managing submissions and permissions, and working with authors such as Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher, Nick Hornby, Sandi Toksvig and Joe Dunthorne.

He joined Cornerstones Literary Consultancy in 2014, managing editors, assessing new author enquiries, and scouting for agents. Alex went freelance in 2017, and his clients include Ipsita Deb (Winner of the Arvon Mushens Prize 2021) and Ravindra Rathee (True To Their Salt, Amberley Publishing, 2022). He is an editor and mentor with Bloomsbury's Writers' & Artists' Author Services, and co-teaches their 'Finding Your Voice' course with novelist and journalist Natalie Young. He also works directly with authors at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Conferences, and at A Chapter Away writers’ retreats. He was a judge for the Romantic Novelists' Association Book of the Year in 2018, and for the East Anglian Book Award's Non-Fiction category in 2020.

He taught on the Creative Writing MA and Publishing BA programmes at Middlesex University before joining UEA.

He completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southampton in 2023: 'Scattering Thomas Taylor - Trauma, Memory, Narrative and the Figure of the Returning Veteran in American Literature from the American War in Vietnam to the War on Terror'.

Administrative Posts

Admissions Director, School of Art, Media and American Studies

Areas of Expertise


Creative Writing


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton

Oct 2014Apr 2023

Master of Arts, Lancaster University

Oct 2009Oct 2010

Bachelor of Arts, University of East Anglia

Sep 2003Jul 2007