Ranging widely across formats, genres, and styles, Naomi Alderman is one of the most dynamic writers working within the United Kingdom today. Her novels are grounded in both pathos and satire, and refuse the simple ideological categorizations that many of her characters grapple with. Alderman’s increasing prominence within the British literary establishment is partly due to the success of her novel

The Power

, which won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017, as well as to the 2017 adaptation of her debut novel



The breadth of Alderman’s career gives her work a certain critical pliability, and prevents it from being placed into reductive categories. At the same time, the increasing prominence of her work has created a need for perspectives that transcend single texts

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Citation: Witcombe, Mike. "Naomi Alderman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 November 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14450, accessed 27 February 2024.]

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