Lecturer in Creative Writing
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.
Midland / A Novel Out of Time
Set in the 1940s, 60s and 80s, Midland tells the stories of three women and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015.
Literature and film, dispositioned
A critical and theoretical look at twentieth-century literature's encounter with film.
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.