Keith Mansfield (writer)

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Keith Mansfield
Born 1965
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Genre Popular fiction, children's fiction, Science fiction, Young adult fiction
Notable works Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London, Johnny Mackintosh: Star Blaze, Johnny Mackintosh: Battle for Earth

Keith Mansfield, born in Scunthorpe, England in 1965, is an English writer and publisher. He is the author of the Johnny Mackintosh series of novels, has scripted and advised on several television programmes, including It's Not Rocket Science (TV series) for the UK network ITV.[1] and he was also a publisher for science books at Oxford University Press.[2][3]

His first novel, Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London was longlisted for the New Horizons Book Award 2010[4] and shortlisted for the Concorde Book Award 2011. As a notable futurist he was also the publisher of Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies[5] on the dangers and opportunities of artificial intelligence and Robin Hanson's book on a future society domianted by the products of brain emulation, The Age of Em.

Schooled in Nottingham (Nottingham High School and West Bridgford School) and studying mathematics and physics at Trinity College, Cambridge,[6] Mansfield's work is notable for the way it weaves scientific ideas and concepts into the general narrative. Mansfield lives in Spitalfields, London[7] and is the recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship. His novels have been translated into Dutch[8] and Norwegian.[9]


  • Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London (Quercus, 2008)
  • Johnny Mackintosh: Star Blaze (Quercus, 2010)
  • Johnny Mackintosh: Battle for Earth (Quercus, 2011)


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  2. ^ "Contact Us - Oxford University Press". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Career interview: Fiction writer and maths editor |". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
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  6. ^ "Keith Mansfield, Buy Recommended Books and Read Reviews – Lovereading4kids UK". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Signed Books | First Edition Books | 1st Edition Books | Rare Books | Doodled Books". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Uitgeverij Prometheus -". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Du bruker en utdatert nettleser". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] An interview with Mansfield for BFK Books
  • [2] An interview with Mansfield for Plus Magazine