H. Gareth Gavin

BIO ︎︎︎

H. Gareth Gavin was born in Birmingham in 1984. Midland: A Novel Out of Time (Penned in the Margins, 2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 Gordon Burn Prize. Never Was (Cipher Press, 2023) was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. He also writes short fiction: a short story, ‘Home Death’, was longlisted for the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2019/20. Funny Queer, a hand-sewn limited edition collection of stories, was published by the Aleph Press in 2021. An essay on transmasculinity and femininity, ‘The Girl I Left Behind Me,’ takes its title from a Muriel Spark ghost story and is collected in Queer Life, Queer Love (Muswell Press, 2021). He currently teaches in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.

Photo: Lee Baxter (2022)