Nick Lowe
Manchester, England
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Occupation • Classical scholar
 • Film critic

Nick Lowe (/l/; born 1956) is a British classical scholar and film critic.

He is a reader in classics in the Department of Classics and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, a constituent college of the University of London, with interests including narratology and reception of Greek antiquity in historical fiction.[1]

Lowe is also a film reviewer for the science-fiction magazine Interzone, writing the column Mutant Popcorn since the mid-1980s;[2] he won a British Science Fiction Association Award for the column in 2009.[3] The 25th anniversary of his column was celebrated by a special issue of Interzone in 2010, including reprints of his first reviews and an interview with Lowe.[4]

Early life and education

He was born in Manchester, England, and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, before going to read classics at the University of Cambridge,[5] where he received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.[6] His doctoral advisor was Geoffrey Kirk.[5]


He taught classics at three different colleges in the University of London before being appointed lecturer in Greek literature at Royal Holloway.[5]


See also


  1. ^ "Dr Nick Lowe". Researcher profiles. Royal Holloway, University of London. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  2. ^ Sleight, Graham (26 February 2009). "Adaptation". Locus Roundtable. Locus. Archived from the original on 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ 2009 British Science Fiction Association Award for Mutant Popcorn (see BSFA Awards 2009 Winners).
  4. ^ Fratz, D. Douglas (2012). "Interzone #230, September-October 2010". SF Site Reviews.
  5. ^ a b c "Committee for 2013". John D. Criticos Prize. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015.
  6. ^ Classicists in British Universities.
  7. ^ Reviews of The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative:
  8. ^ Stürner, Ferdinand (2012). "Review of Comedy" (PDF). Ancient History Bulletin. 2: 111–112.
  9. ^ Reviews of Erôs in Ancient Greece: