James Miller (novelist)

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James Miller (born 1976) is a British novelist and academic.

Education and early life[edit]

James Miller was born in London in 1976. Miller began his education at Reigate Grammar School and the Judd School, Tonbridge. He studied English literature at Keble College, Oxford and has an MA in Anglo-American literary relations from UCL. In 2006 he completed his PhD in African-American literature and civil rights at King's College London.[1]


Miller is known for complex, literary novels that play with genre and engage with contemporary issues. His first, Lost Boys (Little, Brown) received positive reviews in The Times,[2] The Guardian,[3] The Independent,[4] Time Out,[2] The Telegraph[5] and the Sunday Independent[6] and many other publications. He was one of Time Out magazine’s ‘rising literary stars’ for 2008. Miller’s second novel, Sunshine State, is a dystopian cli-fi thriller that reworks elements of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.[7] Miller has published numerous short stories, book reviews and a number of academic articles.[8] His most recent story, ‘What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes’ was published in Beacons: Stories for our Not So Distant Future.[9] Since 2010 Miller has been senior lecturer in Creative Writing and English literature at Kingston University.[10]


  1. ^ "James Miller". British Council. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews of James Miller". James Miller Official Website. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  3. ^ James Hawes (2008-07-12). "Sins of the father". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  4. ^ Peter Carty (2008-07-02). "Lost Boys, by James Miller". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  5. ^ Cassandra Jardine (2008-08-06). "James Miller: the new lost boys". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  6. ^ Dermot Bolger (2008-11-23). "Never never land takes on quality of a nightmare". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  7. ^ Peter Carty (2010-04-06). "Sunshine State, By James Miller". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  8. ^ "Other writing by James Miller". James Miller Official Website. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  9. ^ "What is Left to See?". Oneworld. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  10. ^ "Dr James Miller". Kingston University London. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-12-19.