Dr Tiffani Angus

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Publishing , Creative writing

Research Supervision:Yes

Tiffani is interested in fantasy and science fiction, place and gardens in fantasy, apocalyptic fiction, and time travel narratives.

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Email: tiffani.angus@aru.ac.uk


Tiffani teaches writing and publishing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has been an editor of educational materials in the US; a freelance writer/editor/proof-reader for educational, corporate, and private clients; and a newspaper copy editor. Before joining ARU she taught at Middlesex University, London, and at Wright State University in the US.

Tiffani is the author of the BSFA and BFS award-shortlisted historical-fantasy novel Threading the Labyrinth as well as short stories in several genres, including fantasy, science fiction and horror. A graduate of Clarion 2009, Tiffani is involved in genre fandom as a guest and panellist at SFF conventions.

Research interests

  • Writing SFF
  • Gardens and place in SFF
  • Women in post-apocalyptic fiction
  • Time travel narratives
  • 17th century medicine/health care

Areas of research supervision

Tiffani is unable to accept any further supervision until September 2022.

  • Current supervision: goblin market trope; place in fantasy; historical artefacts in fantasy fiction; disability representation in YA
  • Recently passed: food in fantasy; the shadow in Andersen and Murakami; the sublime in writing on the Antarctic; "Norming the Other"; technology and optimism in SF; Gothic and Weird fiction and the climate crisis


Current modules taught:

  • Writing Speculative Fiction
  • Special Subject: Novel 
  • Publishing in Practice
  • Creativity & Content in Publishing
  • Production Processes in Publishing
  • Special Topic: Time and Narrative



  • PhD Creative Writing, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA English, Wright State University
  • BA English with Professional Writing Emphasis, Summa cum Laude, Wright State University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • HEA, Fellow
  • Freeman, Worshipful Company of Stationers
  • Member, National Association of Writers in Education

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • General Director, Anglia Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Selected recent publications


Angus, T. 2020. Threading the Labyrinth. London: Unsung Stories Press.

Angus, T. 2019. “What Cannot be Described”. In: Beech, M., ed. The Book of Flowering. Egaeus Press.

Angus, T. 2017 Midwives. In: C. Ferguson and B. Campbell, eds. Mother's Revenge: A Dark and Bizarre Anthology of Global Proportions. Scary Dairy Press.

Angus, T. 2016. “On Tradescant Road”. In: E. Audsley and H. Armfield, eds. British Fantasy Society Horizons #4.

Angus, T. 2015. The Final Voyage of the World’s Oldest Time Traveler. In: M. Allen and J.K. Spendlove, eds. 2015. Athena’s Daughters Vol 2. Salt Lake City: Silence in the Library, LLC.

Angus, T. 2014. Fairchild’s Folly. In: J. Shurin, ed. 2014. Irregularity. London: Jurassic London.


Coming 2023: Angus, T., and Nolan, V. Spec Fic for Newbies, Luna Press


Angus, T. 2017. Performance in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop. NAWE Writers in Education, 71. pp

Recent presentations and conferences

Angus, T. (2017). “Where are the tampons? The estrangement of women’s bodies in apocalyptic fiction”, Worldcon 75 (Helsinki).

Angus, T. 2016. Performance in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop. Presented at Science Fiction Research Association, University of Liverpool. 28-30 June 2016.

Angus, T. 2014. Theme as a Route into Rewriting; Beyond the Moral of the Story. Presented at Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College. 28-29 June 2014.

Angus, T. 2014. The Garden as Character: Britain’s Great Country House Gardens in Children’s Fantasy Literature. Presented at The Country House in Britain 19142014, Newcastle University, 6-8 June 2014.

Angus, T. 2013. Planting a Fantasy: Using Historic Places to Grow Fiction. Presented at National Association of Writers in Education Annual Conference, York. 15 November 2013.

Angus, T. 2011. A Subtle Revolution: Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter as Utopian, Feminist Fairy Tale. Presented at Myth and Fairy Tale in Film and Literature post-1900, University of York. 25-26 March 2011.

Media experience

Podcast with Breaking the Glass Slipper about Tiffani's research on women's bodies in apocalyptic fiction.

Interview and short reading of Threading the Labyrinth hosted by the Glasgow in 2024 Worldcon.

Various radio interviews with the BBC about Threading the Labyrinth.