Ros Barber biography
Ros Barber is author of verse novel The Marlowe Papers, published by Sceptre (2012) in the US and St Martins Press (2013) in the US. In 2013, The Marlowe Papers was awarded the Desmond Elliott Prize, jointly awarded the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award, and long-listed for the Women’s Prize (formerly Orange Prize) for fiction. In 2011, pre-publication, it was joint winner of the Annual Calvin & Rose G Hoffmann Prize 2011 for a distinguished work on Christopher Marlowe.
As Dr Rosalind Barber, she is also author of a number of academic articles on Christopher Marlowe, and on the Shakespeare Authorship Question, and has given papers on these topics at conferences at Queens University Belfast, the University of Sussex, the Institute of Ideas, and The Globe Theatre in London.
She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of Research at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust.