Gareth Gavin

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Gareth Gavin

Dr H. Gareth Gavin is a fiction writer whose work also moves between the creative and the critical and often draws on ongoing interests in queer and trans theory.

Gareth is the author of a monograph on the encounter between early twentieth century literature and silent film, and of an exuberant, experimental novel, Midland (2014), which was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.

Gareth's second novel, Never Was: A Novel Without A World, was published by Cipher Press in 2023. He also writes short fiction: a story called 'Home Death' was longlisted for the 2019/2020 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize.

Gareth joined the Centre for New Writing in 2017, the Centre's tenth anniversary year.

Gareth's publications

  • Never Was

    Never Was

    Never Was is a novel about grief, addiction, transmasculinity and class, taking us from a limbo of lost dreams to a small salt-mining town.