Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie
Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie creates written works between 10 and 100,000 words in length which have won awards from Bridport and The Daily Telegraph (prose), The Troubadour Prize and The Sussex Prize (poetry) and The Paddon Award (non-fiction), among others.

She is author of The Coward’s Tale (novel, Bloomsbury), Words from a Glass Bubble and Storm Warning (short fictions, Salt), The Half-life of Fathers and Memorandum (poetry, Pighog Press and Cultured Llama Books), and Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures (illustrated flash fictions, Liquorice Fish Books). She is also contributing editor of Short Circuit: Guide to the Art of the Short Story eds i and ii (text book, Salt).

Forthcoming are a third short story collection entitled A Short History of Synchronised Breathing (Cultured Llama 2017) and a chapbook of irreal flash fictions (Flash: The International Short Short Story Press, Chester University). She was a 2012 Hawthornden Fellow and a 2013 Gladstone’s Library Writer in Residence. Her work has been supported by grants from the Arts Council England.

She teaches widely – has run creative writing workshops and courses for private groups, festivals, libraries, universities, colleges and schools – including Gladstone’s Library, Stockholm University, Vienna Writers’ Studio, Brighton University, The Word Factory, Nottingham Writers Studio, London’s Spread the Word, Suffolk University and many more.


Writing text book ‘Short Circuit’: (contributing and commissioning editor): https://www.saltpublishing.com/products/short-circuit-9781907773440

Novel ‘The Coward’s Tale’: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-cowards-tale-9781408821565/

Short fiction ‘Words from a Glass Bubble’: https://www.saltpublishing.com/products/words-from-a-glass-bubble-9781844717347?variant=3892880001

Short fiction ‘Storm Warning’: https://www.saltpublishing.com/products/storm-warning-9781844718122?variant=3892879617

Poetry ‘Memorandum’: http://www.culturedllama.co.uk/memorandum

Poetry ‘The Half-Life of Fathers’: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Half-Life-Fathers-Sussex-Series/dp/1906309620 (sold out)

Flash fictions/prose poetry, illustrated ‘Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures’: http://cinnamonpress.com/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-products-listing/fiction/product/104-ed-s-wife-and-other-creatures-vanessa-gebbie-ill-lynn-roberts