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Episode 10 Inés G. Labarta

On Creative Writing

Inés G. Labarta is a queer and immigrant writer living in the northwest of England. Her publications include the middle grade trilogy Los Pentasónicos (2008-2010) and the novellas McTavish Manor (Holland House, 2016) and Kabuki (Dairea, 2017). Her new novel, The Three Lives of Saint Ciarán, was shortlisted for the Northern Writers Awards and will be published by Blackwater Press in 2024. Her short fiction has appeared in places like Extra Teeth, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal and Oranges. Her writing has been commissioned by institutions such as the Lancashire City Council and Litro magazine. In 2019 she gained a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. After working as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Plymouth she returned to Lancaster University in 2023 to lecture there. In 2023 she was also an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow which allowed her to travel to the British Library to research for her current novel, a dark queer western set in the Pacific Northwest.

Read more about Inés on her website.

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