Alice Vernon

Alice Vernon

Dr Alice Vernon is a lecturer in 19th century literature and creative writing at Aberystwyth University. Her research primarily involves the intersection between storytelling and the history of medicine, with a particular interest in sleep disorders, hallucinations, and parapsychology. Her debut narrative non-fiction book, Night Terrors: Troubled Sleep and the Stories We Tell About It, was published by Icon Books in 2022 and was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. She has given talks at the Hay Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, and Wellcome Collection; appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, and Times Radio; and has written articles for The Conversation, The Author, The i Newspaper, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Her current projects include a horror novel and a non-fiction book examining the history of paranormal investigations.

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