Tom Sperlinger writes creative non-fiction and teaches in adult education.

Tom is author of Romeo and Juliet in Palestine, a critically-acclaimed memoir about a semester he spent at Al-Quds University in the West Bank. It was published in an Arabic translation in July 2021.

The launch of the Arabic translation of Romeo and Juliet in Palestine with the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah

He is co-author of Who are universities for?, with Josie McLellan and Richard Pettigrew, which imagines an alternative higher education system. A policy briefing, Universities should be accessible to everyone, is available with Policy Bristol.

Tom also writes features, long reads, comment pieces and book reviews for The Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Independent and others.

He is Professor of Literature and Engaged Pedagogy at the University of Bristol, where he has set up the BA in English Literature and Community Engagement and a Foundation Year in Arts and Social Sciences. He was one of the co-editors of The Brodie Press, a poetry publisher.

You can contact Tom by email via his Bristol webpage.