Wendy Perriam Archive

Scope and Content

The personal archive of the author Wendy Perriam. This includes the working papers for her novels including ideas and planning notebooks, research, drafts, correspondence and notes on publicity. The archive also contains materials relating to her poetry and short story collections, plus teaching, public speaking and other work. In addition there is material relating to her personal life.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wendy Perriam is the author of several novels, often associated with suburban life- this has been influenced by Surbiton, where she used to live. Perriam's novels include Sin City, Absinthe for Elevenses and Broken Places. She has also published several collections of short stories and had these, poetry and other works published in magazines. Perriam continues to write and also teaches classes on creative writing.


The collection has been arranged alphabetically by book title, followed by records relating to the short story collections and other work, and then by personal material.

Access Information

Open to researchers by appointment- please email archives@kingston.ac.uk. Appointments typically offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm. For more information on Kingston University Archives and Special Collections please see our website at http://blogs.kingston.ac.uk/asc

Other Finding Aids

Also see our archives catalogue here

Conditions Governing Use

Some items in the collection can not be copied from due to their physical condition or copyright law. Please send all copying enquiries to the Archive at archives@kingston.ac.uk

Custodial History

Kindly presented by Wendy Perriam


More material will be added to the collection in the future