Gareth Cadwallader

His first novel is Watkins & Co(Wet Zebra 2016). His play, Cleopatra, has been performed at The King’s Head and Hope theatres in Islington. Madame Manet and Blood-Crossed have been performed at the Tabard in Chiswick. His collection of short stories, States of Man was recently published by WriteSideLeft to critical acclaim. His second collection of short stories that, on the surface of things, are connected by recurring characters’ names is published later this year. When off the field of combat, he works with entrepreneurs in London helping them grow their businesses.

Kennedy/Ken Coombs

is a 22-year old trans musician.He’s been writing for 15 year partly as a strategy for all emotional situations. Originally from Eastbourne, East Sussex, currently residing in Weymouth, Dorset waiting to move to Hampshire. He just started to get noticed because of a song based on his transition from female to male. In February 2018 he was awarded the b-side TCFT Young Artist’s Bursary.

Tina Ellen Lee

works fastidiously and tirelessly for those in the Arts worldwide and her work is recognised & lauded everywhere. She’s a director, producer, actress, singer and a lot else. Find out more about her here and here

Beata Duncan

was born in 1921 in Berlin. In January 1934 she and her older brother Tom emigrated to start new lives in England. After the war, she went on to study English Literature at University College London, work in Bloomsbury and initiate her literary career as writer, researcher and tutor. In the early 1970s, she pioneered informal workshops to discuss and edit poetry.
Her gratitude for her refuge in her adopted country, England, and respect for the courage, generosity and compassion she found here, abided and endured till her death in 2015. The peoples and traditions of Britain, her landscape and cities and most importantly her literary culture became the core of her identity.
Breaking Glass was published recently by WriteSideLeft to critical acclaim. It continues from the closing poems of Berlin Blues and recollects her second decade after her arrival in England as a child refugee, the challenge of integration, the English and the language,and her experience as a student during the London Blitz of WWII.

Stephen Duncan

is an award winning poet and sculptor. He compiled and edited his mother, Beata’s first two posthumously published volumes, Berlin Blues, (2017, Green Bottle Press) and Breaking Glass (WriteSideLeft).

Harri Evans

a committed techie: the future is always coming! He read astrophysics before taking up a career as a full stack developer. He’s already ventured to GPS systems via casinos, Investment Banking & blockchain. he loves drumming, reading & writing & watching sci-fi, rowing and learning…anything really.

S A Finlay

published her first novel, Carnaval, with WriteSideLeft in 2017. It took her a few years because she was recovering from a Creative Writing Masters. She’s written a lot of (some good, some average) poetry, been runner-up and longlisted in major poetry & short fiction competitions and is currently working on a cyberpunk novel that features the stories Paradise by Numbers and Sawtooth Waves

Geoffrey Frosh

simply says of himself: ‘at school, long ago, an irritating jokester, a constructor of wayward narratives. Gainfully occupied, for nearly forty years, illuminating shady corners as a maker of images…Now back to word play…which feels, somehow, fresh and new.’

Robert Golden

has created many photo-stories, written/directed over forty documentaries, two feature films and worked as a director of photography/director on nine hundred TV commercials. He’s written three plays, forty film-scripts, and many poems and essays about photography, politics and culture. In the last few years he’s been teaching about Democracy as well as about photo-storytelling. His essays, A Role for Artists in Troubled Times and his novel A Forgettable Man are available in our shop. 

Barney Goodall

We’re watching and listening to a a wonderful young talent. Find him here and be amazed. He’s narrated three of our audiobooks – you can listen to excerpts on our front page.

Olly Goodall

is a London-based (when he’s not roving the globe) writer and content producer. When not writing copy as a wage-slave for clients, he writes short stories and poems. Interested in memory, light and empathy, his writing features in several UK publications.

E J Jennings

writes through a necessity of catharsis, in attempts to understand and process the intensity of her relatively short life to date. She started living in a van, with the intention of creating a nomadic, literary, soul midwifery sort of a life. Not long after she became a mother and life changed again.

Maisie Kitton

is 18, works part-time in a Kiosk at West Bay & is studying for her English Language and an English Literature A-Level (alongside a Creative Writing EPQ) in W Dorset. She’s started writing at the age of 12 when her English teacher told her she had a knack for it. The Wolves stories in If This Then That are excerpted from her first novel of the same name which she is busy editing.

Bernard Richards

Is Emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College Oxford where he was the Fellow in English from 1972 to 1996. He is the author of English Poetry of the Victorian Period in the Longman Literature in English series, and has edited Henry James’ The Spoils of Poynton (World’s Classics) and The Princess Casamassima (Everyman). He is the author of more than 350 scholarly articles and reviews, ranging from John Donne to 20th-century authors. His most recent work is a chapter on unwritten Ruskin for the forthcoming Ruskin Companion (Cambridge University Press). He is also currently printing (privately) Praeterita Continued, a completion of Ruskin’s unfinished autobiography. And writing about Turner’s sketches. He also happened to write The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read: unpublished masterpieces by the world’s greatest writers. He’s a supportive, witty and engaging correspondent.

Jim Ring

read English at Oxford before going into advertising. His first book was the Financial Times’ standard text on the business. Erskine Childers was a biography which won the Marsh Prize, How the English Made the Alps his account of the pioneering English mountaineers, tourists, and winter sportsmen. The new century brought We Come Unseen, a pioneering study of Britain’s Cold War submariners. This won the Mountbatten Prize. Riviera portrayed the English colony on the Mediterranean coast, Storming the Eagle’s Nest the Alps during WW2. His first novel appeared in 2016. How the Navy Won the War, about the Royal Navy’s contribution to WW1, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the Mountbatten. His debut novel,Interregnum is published this summer. With Mrs Tugendhat to the Undiscovered Country, appears later this year. Jim is a director of the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed, and artistic director of the North Norfolk literary festival. He is married with a daughter and a son.

Elise Ruby

Rather than allow mental health issues to be a mire, she tries to find forms to accommodate depression, anxiety and OCD. She’s interested in the disconnect fuelled by technology, the public sector and the ways we self-medicate. Oh, and she has a burning desire to impress her dad.

Bardy Thomas

reports herself as ‘a slave and story-teller thought to have dwelt in Islington in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Some authorities cite a prestigious career in the Theatre.’ This is true & many of our finest actors can vouch for her. She’s written & directed lots. Find her novel A Good Man here.