Gerard Woodward is the author of a number of novels, including Nourishment and an acclaimed trilogy comprising: August (shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award), I'll Go to Bed at Noon (shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize) and A Curious Earth. He was born in London in 1961, and published several prize-winning collections of poetry before turning to fiction. His collection of poetry, We Were Pedestrians, was shortlisted for the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize. His most recent poetry collection, The Seacunny, was published in 2012. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
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"I had tried writing novels before the poetry ... My impulse was to be the sort of writer who tells stories in some way, in novel form. I somehow fell into being able to write poems that seemed to be working before I could get to grips with novel writing."
Gerard Woodward's latest novel Vanishing moves from the Soho underworld to London's 1930s art scene, from El Alamein to a rural community with fascist ties. It follows the life of Kenneth Brill, a man whose artistic vision is so piercing he has trouble seeing what is right in front o...
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RT @urchinette: Reading a very good crime novel and then an Irish character turns up and talks like this: https://t.co/VDcD9YMx95
by @GerardWoodward - 4 hours ago
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by @GerardWoodward - 13 days ago
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by @GerardWoodward - 21 days ago
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by @GerardWoodward - one month ago
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25359804762 - 25 days ago
A Birthday Cockatrice
25359804762 - 2 months ago
in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, there is an upside down White House. I wonder if they explain how the furniture remains attached to the floor/ceiling. (The Underhouse, Legoland)
Vertical aerial-reconnaissance view of the landing ground at Sidi Barrani, Egypt, occupied by the Axis air forces following evacuation by the RAF on 26 June 1942. The photograph shows 15 Junkers JU 52s on the south-west boundary unloading, and 75 other aircraft dispersed around the perimeter, one of which is burnt out and another on fire.
In Vanishing, Kenneth Brill's camouflage operations were all about constructing ground configurations that would deceive analysts of photographs like these
25359804762 - 10 months ago
This week I'll be reading from Legoland at the Cork Short Story Festival with Alan Heathcock - thursday eveing
25359804762 - 11 months ago
interesting piece here on Vanishing
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