Gareth L Powell
Writer. Joined LPP in 2018.
Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning novelist specialising in science fiction and horror. He was born and raised in Bristol, UK, and was once fortunate enough to have Diana Wynne Jones critique one of his early short stories over coffee. Later, he went on to study creative writing under Helen Dunmore at the University of Glamorgan.
He is now a freelance creative writing tutor, and has run workshops and given guest lectures at several UK universities, including Aberystwyth, Bath Spa, Bucks New Uni, and York, as well as at the Arvon Foundation in Shropshire, and the Bristol and Stroud Literature Festivals.
In addition to his fiction, Gareth has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, 2000 AD, and SFX. He has also written scripts for corporate training videos, and is currently at work on a screenplay.
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BSFA Awards 2020
Shortlisted for Best Non-Fiction: Gareth L Powell About Writing