Francis Spufford is an English author born in 1964 and primarily known for writing non-fiction.

+Biography

Spufford was born to Professor Margaret Spufford and Professor Peter Spufford. Margaret was a social historian while Peter specialized in economic history. The nature of his parents’ scholarly backgrounds had a notable impact on the path Spufford chose to take.

As a non-fiction writer, Spufford has won awards for scientific, historical and political writing. The author, who boasts a degree in English literature which he acquired in 1985 from the University of Cambridge, prefers non-fiction but his style has such a strong element of story-telling.

Books in order of publication:

Old New York Books

Golden Hill(2016) 

Short Story Collections

True Stories and Other Essays(2017) 

Anthologies

The Chatto Book of Cabbages and Kings(1989) 
The Vintage Book of the Devil(1993) 
The Antarctic(2008) 

Non-Fiction Books

Cultural Babbage(1996) 
The Child That Books Built(2002) 
Backroom Boys(2003) 
Red Plenty(2010) 
Unapologetic(2012) 
I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott(2018)