Redfern Jon Barrett is a writer, community activist, and author to the novels Forget Yourself and The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights — which was a finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Redfern’s short stories have appeared in Booth, The Sun, Passages North, and Flash Fiction Online, were shortlisted for Scotland’s HISSAC prize, and longlisted for the Royal Academy/Pin Drop Short Story Award; their other writing has featured in publications including Guernica and PinkNews, as well as the National Museum of Denmark.
Born in the North of England in August 1984, Redfern lived in market towns, seaside resorts, and post-industrial cities, before moving to Wales and gaining a PhD in Literature from Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe). Their campaign work for LGBTQ and polyamory rights has been referenced in The Mirror, Metro, BBC News, Buzzfeed, and The Independent. Now Redfern lives in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, with two boyfriends and far too many books.