4th September 2017

People of Interest

Gareth Cadwallader

His first novel, Watkins & Son is published by Wet Zebra. His play, Cleopatra, has been performed at the Kings Head and Hope theatres in Islington. Madame Manet and Blood-Crossed have been performed at the Tabard in Chiswick. He’s currently working on a collection of short stories based loosely around The Fall. 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


Harri Evans

a committed techie: the future is always coming! He read astrophysics before taking up a career as a full stack developer and is now heading for the nebulously exciting world of blockchain. When not writing code he loves drumming, reading & writing & watching sci-fi, rowing and learning…anything really.



S A Finlay

published her first novel, Carnaval, with WriteSideLeft last year. 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

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 novel A Forgettable Man is available here


Barney Goodall

We’re watching and listening to a a wonderful young talent. Find him here and be amazed.

Olly Goodall

is a London-based 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.


Siobhan Harrison

set up WriteSideLeft in 2017. It’s her own wannabe Hogarth Press for the 21st Century. 

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’s about to start living in a van, with the intention of creating a nomadic, literary, soul midwifery sort of a life.


Maisie Kitton

is 17, 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.


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.

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

‘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.