Nicholas Tucker

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Nicholas Tucker
Residence Lewes, East Sussex, UK
Citizenship English
Fields Educational psychology, Cultural studies, Children's literature
Institutions Sussex University
Influences Bernice Rubens

Nicholas Tucker is a British academic and writer who is an honorary Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex.

He was educated at Burgess Hill School in Hampstead, London, where his English teacher was briefly Bernice Rubens.[1] A former teacher and then an educational psychologist, he has had a long association with the Sussex University, having lectured in Educational psychology and Cultural studies and Children's literature at the institution. He was a Senior Lecturer in several of these disciplines.

Tucker is a regular broadcaster and participated in Stop the Week on Radio 4.[2] He contributes to The Independent, the New Statesman, and The Times supplements.[3] He lives in Lewes, East Sussex and has three adult children.


  1. ^ Nicholas Tucker "Obituary: Bernice Rubens", The Independent, 28 October 2004. Retrieved on 22 July 2007.
  2. ^ Rough Guides page
  3. ^ Eve Bearne; Victor Watson (4 January 2002). Where Texts and Children Meet. Routledge. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-134-62443-0. 

Select bibliography[edit]

  • What is a Child?, 1977, Fontana
  • The Child and the Book: Psychological and Literary Exploration, 1982, 1990, Cambridge University Press
  • Family Fictions; Contemporary Classics of Children’s Literature, with Nikki Gamble, 2001, Continuum
  • The Rough Guide to Children's Books, 0-5 years, 2002, Rough Guides
  • The Rough Guide to Children's Books, 5-11 years, 2002, Rough Guides
  • Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman , 2003, forthcoming 2007, Wizard Books
  • Rough Guide to Books for Teenagers, with Julia Eccleshare, 2003, Rough Guides