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.


In conversation with Gerard Woodward

In conversation with Gerard Woodward

"I had tried writing novels before the poetry ... My impulse was to be the sort of writer who tells stories in some way, in novel form. I somehow fell into being able to write poems that seemed to be working before I could get to grips with novel writing."

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.

Nourishment reviews

Gerard Woodward's beautiful novel Nourishment has been receiving some wonderful praise on its reception by critics. We've compiled some tasters of the best...

Reimagining a time and place

Gerard Woodward's new novel, Nourishment, is a book of many charms, not least its beautifully designed book jacket.

A sneak peek at Nourishment

A sneak peek at Nourishment

Ahead of the publication of Gerard Woodward's Nourishment, we offer you a sneak peek at this unique and charming novel.

The dirty letters of Gerard Woodward's Nourishment

The dirty letters of Gerard Woodward's Nourishment

One of the highlights of Gerard Woodward's Nourishment, has to be the witty, tense and somewhat curt letters sent between Tory and Donald, husband and wife. We make them exclusively available here.