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Pete Langman

radio tv scriptwriter journalist playwright novelist

About Pete Langman

Writer, editor, academic. Essentially a freelance renaissance man, Pete has lectured in English Literature at several Universities, addressed the Royal Society, been interviewed on Test Match Special and BBC Men's Hour, had his guitar playing featured on BBC Radio Four and BBC Radio Wales, and played in venues from Glasgow to East Germany.


As writer

The Country House Cricketer (Marvelhouse Stuff, 2014). Longlisted for the MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year 2015.

Black Box (Marvelhouse Stuff, 2014)

Slender Threads: a young person's guide to Parkinson's Disease (Marvelhouse Stuff, 2013)

The Quickie - comedy short film directed by Scott Brown (Laughing Raven, 2013

As scriptwriter

Made in Wycombe - concept development and script for two part situational drama commissioned as pilot by Wycombe Sound community radio (2016)

Academic writing as contributor

'New Atlantis and Francis Bacon's Republic of Knowledge', in Centres and Cycles of Accumulation in and around the Netherlands during the Early-Modern Period, ed. by Lissa Roberts (Berlin: Lit Verlag, July 2011)

'Francis Bacon, King James, and the private revision of public negotiations', in Negotiating the Jacobean Printed Book, ed. by Pete Langman (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)

'The Audience is Listening: reading writing about learning by doing', in Experiments and Instruments in the History of Teaching, ed. by P. Heering and R. Wittje (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011)

‘The Future Now: chance, time, and natural divination in the thought of Francis Bacon’, in The Uses of the Future in Early Modern Europe, ed. by Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth (Routledge, 2009)

As editor

Negotiating the Jacobean Printed Book, ed. by Pete Langman (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)

Guitar and Bass Magazine - techniques editor (1999-2001)

Has also appeared in:

The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, Guitar and Bass, All Out Cricket, Cricinfo, Journal of Ecclesiastical History,  Renaissance Quarterly, Routledge Annotated Bibliography


Shakespeare Must Die - full-length play.

Elytra - adult novel, science fiction. Set in a near-future London, it contemplates the links between data, memory and identity, and will appeal to fans of Attwood, ***** and Huxley. 75,000 words.

Blackbeard's Last Voyage - children's book (8-11yrs). Pirates and Father Christmas.

In production:

Intimacy - a novel

Get in touch

Pete Langman is based in east sussex

07957 002535

E-mail: marvelhousewords@gmail.com