Gavin will discuss journalism, writing novels and scriptwriting in this talk and Q and A at Novel Nights.
In the first half of the evening there will be a writers’ showcase where three readers will share stories or novel extracts.
Originally from Burnley in Lancashire, Gavin James Bower is a writer, lecturer and editor. He is currently developing two scriptwriting projects for television, writing a memoir and researching as a PhD student at Bath Spa University, where he also teaches in Creative Writing.
His debut novel Dazed & Aroused was published in 2009 and Made in Britain, which follows three teenagers in the recession-hit North, in 2011.
“In a world of closed factories and stinking canals, of sex in the school loos, of knives and drugs and moral and economic disintegration, this novel could have been one enormous cliché. It isn’t, though. While not excusing, or attempting to excuse, its protagonists it does succeed in explaining and humanising them. A visceral look at modern society…it will haunt the reader.” The Observer.
A biography of Claude Cahun, The Solider with No Name, was published in 2013 exploring the world of the French writer, photographer and surrealist.
He then joined the writing team for EastEnders in 2014, writing five episodes.