Gerard Woodward has published a number of poetry collections, including: Householder(1991), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; After the Deafening(1994); Island to Island(1999); We Were Pedestrians(2005); and The Seacunny (2012).His first novel, August, was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award, and was followed in 2004 by I’ll Go to Bed at Noon(2004), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The third novel in the trilogy, A Curious Earth, was published in 2007.Gerard Woodward is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and the Daily Telegraph, and lives in Bath, where he lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His trilogy was followed by a collection of short stories, Caravan Thieves(2008), and the novel, Nourishment(2010), set in wartime London. Vanishing, a novel which explores ideas of camouflage, costume and concealment through a wide range of subjects, was published in 2014.
Come at 5pm for refreshments, with the seminar beginning at 5:30pm.