Gerard Woodward

Gerard Woodward

Gerard Woodward is the author of an acclaimed trilogy comprising: August (shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award), I'll Go to Bed at Noon (shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize) and A Curious Earth. He was born in London in 1961, and published several prize-winning collections of poetry before turning to fiction. His collection of poetry, We Were Pedestrians was shortlisted for the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize and his novel Nourishment was published in 2010. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.


Gerard Woodward on hiding and revealing in Vanishing

Gerard Woodward on hiding and revealing in Vanishing

Gerard Woodward's latest novel Vanishing moves from the Soho underworld to London's 1930s art scene, from El Alamein to a rural community with fascist ties. It follows the life of Kenneth Brill, a man whose artistic vision is so piercing he has trouble seeing what is right in front of him. We asked Gerard a few questions about the origins of the novel and the ideas it confronts.