Ansgar is the author of books including a short history of Cynicism, and the novellas, Wretch and The Sick List.

He is editor at Erratum Press, and co-founded Risking Education, an imprint of Punctum Books. His writing has been published across diverse a range of journals, books, and media (see Etc.), appearing in Spanish, German, Estonian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Greek translation.  He is based in Sheffield, UK.


> 2021 titles The Sick List, The Reaches and The Reading Room now available.

> 2022 title Burton’s Anatomy is out now.

> Plague Theatre will be published by Equus Press and The Wake and the Manuscript by Anti-Oedipus Press later in 2022.

> Cynicism is out in Japanese translation (シニシズム) published by Newton Press (Tokyo, Japan; tr. Masamichi Ueno) and will be followed by a Chinese edition in due course.

> Wretch will be published in Spanish translation as Ruin by Ediciones Vestigio (Bogotá, Columbia) in 2022 (tr. Ramiro Sanchiz).

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Education, n. The indescribable value of education is its greatest weakness. The greatness of education is the route to its impoverishment. The importance of education, as felt in the pulse of every educated person, is the point of entry for every instrument that gives value to what it assays by reducing education to its measurable characteristics. The gift of measurement—a malicious assignment—is to quantify what nobody can adequately express. Educational critics hate measurement because it provides the very substance, the underpinning rationale, the foundation and reason for a Godless realm that still believes in its divine importance but has nothing much to show for it.