REDFERN JON BARRETT is a writer and polyamory rights campaigner whose activism has featured in national British newspapers. Author of The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights (Lethe Press, 2015) and armed with a doctorate in queer literature, his works have exhibited in seven countries and been translated into five languages. His writing has featured in PinkNews, A cappella Zoo (and its tenth anniversary ‘best of’ edition), Strange Horizons, Heiresses of Russ: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction 2014, as well as Shaped by Time (National Museum of Denmark, 2012). He currently divides his time between Britain and Berlin, where he lives with his two partners and plays too many board games.
Numerous short story publications in a variety of magazines and anthologies including A cappella Zoo; The Future Fire; and Heiresses of Russ: The Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction 2014. Other short works of fiction have been presented publicly at several venues, including the Maison Populaire Paris and the National Museum of Denmark. The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights was released by Lethe Press June 2015.
Worked as a feature columnist for the magazine Scifi Methods. Non-fiction published in magazines and journals including PinkNews, Mouthfeel, Strange Horizons, and Sleek; as well as the newspapers Berliner Zeitung, Bild, and BZ. Interviews conducted have been published in Witches/Sorcières (Revolver Paris, 2012). Polyamory activist work has been referenced in The Independent, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, as well as The Metro.
Completed a masters degree in gender, followed by a doctoral thesis in the fields of literature, history, and sociology, utilising queer theory. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Gender Forum. Conducted academic editing work for articles and doctoral theses. Worked as a scribe for disabled students.
Wrote user manuals for particle analysis machines for a firm based in Berlin; worked as English-German translator and head subtitlist for the Oswaldo Medina’s film Hinter der Tür/ Behind the Door.