Alumni and friends

A novel approach to life

Following a career in the software industry, alumnus Clive Radford has gone on to forge a path as an author of poems and novels.

Clive, who graduated in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 1974, began writing while at Surrey and has used his life experiences since to shape his work.

His poetry has been published in numerous poetry magazines such as The Journal, The Cannon’s Mouth, Poetry Monthly, Poetry Now, Storming Heaven, Poetry Nottingham, Scripsi and Modern Review, plus in many compilations by United Press.

A series of his short stories and poems have been published by Ether Books. The Arts Council has sponsored publication of his novels One Night in Tunisia and The Sounds of Silence.

His contemporary satire Doghouse Blues was number one in Harper Collins Authonomy chart, and has been awarded gold medal status. It has been published by Black Rose. His spy thriller Zavrazin has been published by Triplicity Publishing. Its companion sequel ‘Nexus Bullet’ is published by Ex-L-Ence Publishing.

One Night in Tunisia, Zavrazin and Bullet have been converted into three-act screenplays.

Clive says: “My work would appeal to those fascinated by intrigue, and who question status quo accepted views.”