Gerard Woodward is a novelist, poet and short story writer, best known for his trilogy of novels concerning the troubled Jones family, the second of which I’ll Go To Bed at Noon, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and twice for the T.S.Eliot Prize.
- PGDip, Social Anthropology - University of Manchester
- CertEd (FE) - University of Greenwich
- BSc (Hons), Social Anthropology - London School of Economics
- Fellow - Royal Society of Literature
- Member - Folio Academy
Other external roles
Gerard was a visiting lecturer at the University of Stockholm in 2013, and writer in residence at Columbia College Chicago during the first half of 2011, performing at their Story Week Festival. He has represented BSU at AWP conferences in Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Denver and Austin.
He has performed his work at many venues, most recently at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Bath Festival, The Manchester Literature Festival, The Cuirt Festival in Galway City and the Ilkley Festival.
In February 2005, he undertook a solo reading tour of Slovenia, sponsored by the British Council. He is a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation, most recently teaching a fiction course with Diane Evans.
He also regularly tutors for the Oxford Summer School Programme (OUSSA). In 2006 he travelled to Amsterdam and Antwerp for launch of of Dutch edition of I'll Go To Bed at Noon.
Recent media appearances include a profile in The Guardian, a feature interview with Cressida Connolly in The Daily Telegraph, interview with Mariella Frostrup for Open Book (Radio 4) and Simon Mayo's Book Club (Radio 5 Live).
- Creative Writing (poetry, short stories, and the novel).
- Exeter University from 2013
- Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, 2005-8, and from 2011
- Goldsmiths College MA Creative Writing, 2006-2009
- External examiner for PhD candidates in Royal Holloway 2012, Cardiff University 2013, Aberystwyth 2013 and University of South Wales 2014
- Member of review panel for York St John University joint honours BA in creative writing 2013.
Research and academic outputs
Woodward, G (2018) The paper lovers. Picador, London. ISBN 9781509847983
Woodward, G (2017) Legoland. Picador, London. ISBN 9781447288695
Woodward, G (2014) Vanishing. Picador, London. ISBN 9780330518642
Woodward, G (2012) The seacunny. Picador, London. ISBN 9781447217428
Woodward, G (2010) Nourishment. Picador, London. ISBN 9780330518635
Woodward, G (2008) Caravan Thieves. Chatto & Windus, London. ISBN 9780701177607
Woodward, G (2007) A Curious Earth. Chatto and Windus. ISBN 9780701179083
Woodward, G (2005) We were pedestrians. Chatto and Windus. ISBN 9780701178871
Woodward, G (2004) I'll go to bed at noon. Chatto and Windus. ISBN 701171189
Woodward, G (2001) August. Chatto and Windus. ISBN 701171111
Woodward, G (1999) Island to island. Chatto poetry . Chatto & Windus, London. ISBN 9780701168698
Woodward, G (1994) After the deafening. Chatto poetry series, Poetry book society choice . Chatto. ISBN 0701162716
Woodward, G (1991) Householder. Chatto poetry, Poetry book society choice . Chatto & Windus, London. ISBN 0701137584
Woodward, G (2019) 'Plath and food.' In: Brain, T, ed. Sylvia Plath in context. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 117-125. ISBN 9781108470131
Woodward, G (2008) 'The underhouse.' In: Eyre, S and Page, R, eds. The new uncanny. Comma Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781905583188
Woodward, G (2007) '‘John Updike’, ‘Elizabeth Bowen’, ‘E.M. Forster’ and other entries.' In: Daniel, L, ed. Books. The little black book . Cassell, London. ISBN 9781844035885
Woodward, G (2004) 'Lighthouse.' In: Sweeney, M and Shapcott, J, eds. Emergency kit : poems for strange times. Faber and Faber, London, pp. 99-100. ISBN 9780571223008
Woodward, G (2003) 'A tray of ice cubes.' In: Page, R, ed. Hyphen. Comma Press, Manchester. ISBN 1857547314
Woodward, G (1999) 'Giant.' In: Paterson, D and Shapcott, J, eds. Last words. Picador, London.
Woodward, G (1993) ''To a power station', Mevagissey bakery' and 'Mandrax'.' In: Hulse, M, Kennedy, D and Morley, D, eds. The new poetry. Bloodaxe, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pp. 302-306. ISBN 1852242442
Aspects of dwelling: an investigation into the role of domestic spaces in E.M. Forster’s 'Howards End' and its influence on my own writing
Woodward, G (2022) Aspects of dwelling: an investigation into the role of domestic spaces in E.M. Forster’s 'Howards End' and its influence on my own writing. PhD thesis, Bath Spa University.