REDFERN JON BARRETT
Born in the north of England in 1984, Redfern is a polyamorous pagan giant with a Ph.D. in queer literature. His novel The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights is being published by Lethe Press, scheduled for release in 2015. His shorter fiction has featured in the magazines A Cappella Zoo, The Future Fire, Sleek, and Corvus; the anthologies Bestiary, Drag Noir, and Heiresses of Russ; as well as the book Shaped by Time (Danish National Museum, 2012). His non-fiction has featured in the newspapers Berliner Zeitung, Bild, and BZ, as well as Scifi Methods (2012-13), Gender Forum, Polytical, Überlin, and Witches/Sorcières.
Numerous short story publications in a variety of magazines and anthologies including A cappella Zoo; The Future Fire; and Drag Noir (Fox Spirit, 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, a literary fiction novel, is being published by Lethe Press, scheduled for release early 2015.
Worked as a feature columnist for the magazine Scifi Methods. Non-fiction published in magazines and journals including Sleek, ÜBerlin and Sensa Nostra, as well as the newspapers Berliner Zeitung, Bild, and BZ. Interviews conducted have been published in collections such as Witches/Sorcières (Revolver, 2012).
Completed a masters degree in gender, followed by a doctoral thesis at Swansea University 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.