Andrew Crumey

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Andrew Crumey (born 1961) is a novelist and former literary editor of the Edinburgh newspaper Scotland on Sunday.

Life and career[edit]

Crumey was born in Kirkintilloch, north of Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of St Andrews and holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Imperial College, London.

In 2000 Crumey's fourth novel Mr Mee was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2006, Crumey became the fifth recipient of the Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award. He now lectures part-time on creative writing at Northumbria University.

He has an interest in astronomy and has published on the subject of astronomic visibility and Ricco's law.[1]


See also[edit]


  • "The Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award 2006". The Northern Rock Foundation. 2006-03-30. Archived from the original on 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2007-03-24.
  1. ^ Crumey, A. (2014). Human contrast threshold and astronomical visibility. MNRAS 442, 2600–2619.

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