Dr Robert Edgar is Associate Professor in the York Centre for Writing at York St John University. He teaches scriptwriting and genre fiction and has published widely in these areas. Publications include, Screenwriting (Bloomsbury 2009), The Language of Film (Bloomsbury 2011 & 2015), Directing Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2011), the co-edited Music Documentary (Routledge 2015), Adaptation for Scriptwriters (Bloomsbury, 2019) and An Ark for Off World Survival (Valley Press 2019) and Thomas Hardy and the Folk Horror Tradition (Bloomsbury, 2023). He is currently collaborating on The Routledge Companion to Folk Horror, Horrifying Children: Hauntology and the Legacy of Children’s Fiction (Bloomsbury) and Absolute Scenes. In popular music and memoir studies he has co-edited The Arena Concert (Bloomsbury 2015), Music, Memory and Memoir (Bloomsbury 2019) and Venue Stories (Equinox, forthcoming).