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 is co-teaching 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 is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southampton: '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'.
Student Partnership Officer, School of Art, Media and American Studies
Staff Liaison for Student of Colour Ambassadors, School of Art, Media and American Studies
Library Rep, School of Art, Media and American Studies
AMA Rep, Decolonize Humanities working group
Deputy Admissions Director, School of Art, Media and American Studies
Master of Arts, Lancaster University
Oct 2009 → Oct 2010
Bachelor of Arts, University of East Anglia
Sep 2003 → Jul 2007