Ian Sansom

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Ian Sansom profile

Ian Edward Sansom (born 3 December 1966 in Essex, England) is the author of the Mobile Library Mystery Series. As of 2016, he has written four books in a series that will comprise a projected forty-four novels.[1][2][3]

He is a frequent contributor to, and critic for, The Guardian[4] and the London Review of Books.

He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Emmanuel College. He is a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick and teaches in its Writing Program.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Ian Sansom is married and has three children. They reside in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.


  • The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002)
  • Ring Road (2004) (US title - The Impartial Recorder)
  • The Case of the Missing Books (2006)
  • Mr Dixon Disappears (2006)
  • The Delegates' Choice (2007) (US title - The Book Stops Here)
  • The Enthusiast's Field Guide to Poetry (2007) (editor)[6]
  • The Bad Book Affair (2009)
  • Paper: An Elegy (2012)
  • The Norfolk Mystery (1990)
  • Death in Devon (2015)
  • Westmorland Alone (2016)[7]
  • Essex poison (2017)
  • December Stories I (2018) No Alibis Press
  • The Sussex Murder (2019)
  • September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem (2019)


  1. ^ Ian Sansom page at Harpercollins.
  2. ^ Ian Sansom at Euro Crime
  3. ^ FantasticFiction page
  4. ^ Ian Sansom Profile, The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Professor Ian Sansom". People. University of Warwick. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Book Details: Westmorland Alone — Ian Sansom — Hardcover". HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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