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Jamie Bernthal-Hooker

Visiting Senior Fellow in English and Creative Writing

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Jamie Bernthal-Hooker

J.Bernthal-Hooker@uos.ac.uk

Dr Jamie Bernthal-Hooker (J.C. Bernthal) is a writer and academic with special interests in crime fiction and queer theory. In particular, he is an internationally recognized authority on Agatha Christie, and in 2020 was awarded the George N. Dove Award by the American Popular Culture Association for outstanding contributions to the serious study of crime writing. He has taught Creative Writing and English Literature at the Universities of Exeter, Cambridge, Bristol, and Middlesex and sits on the editorial board of Clues: A Journal of Detection. Jamie’s books include Queering Agatha Christie (2016), Agatha Christie: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (2022) and numerous edited volumes including The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie (2022, with Mary Anna Evans). Jamie is also a prize-winning author of short fiction, whose comic mysteries have reached an international audience.