Redfern Jon Barrett is a writer and activist. Author to novels Forget Yourself and The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights, their stories have appeared or are upcoming in Booth, The Sun, Passages North, and Flash Fiction Online, while their other writing has featured in Guernica, PinkNews, and at the National Museum of Denmark. Redfern has also been a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards and Scotland’s HISSAC prize, longlisted for the Royal Academy/Pin Drop Short Story Award, and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.
Though born in the North of England, Redfern lived in numerous market towns, seaside resorts, and post-industrial cities before gaining a Literature Ph.D. from Swansea University. Now a resident of Berlin, their personal life and campaign work has been referenced throughout the British and wider European press. Redfern is drawn to the eccentric and identifies as a “polyamorous, pagan giant”.