Jarred McGinnis was chosen by the Guardian as one of the UK’s ten best emerging writers. His debut novel ‘The Coward’ was selected for BBC 2’s Between the Covers, BBC Radio 2’s Book Club and listed for the Barbellion Prize. The French edition has been chosen for the Fnac Novel prize, the First Novel prize and the prestigious Femina prize.

He is the co-founder of The Special Relationship, which was chosen for the British Council’s International Literature Showcase. He was the creative director for ‘Moby-Dick Unabridged‘, a four-day immersive multimedia reading of Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick’ at the Southbank Centre, involving hundreds of participants.

His short fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and appeared in respected journals in the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland. He is or has been an Associate Writer for Spread the Word, a mentor for the Word Factory, a fellow of the London Library’s T S Eliot Emerging Writer Programme and a Writer-in-Residence for First Story.

He also has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, but mostly he inspires the able-bodied by using public transport and taking his daughters to the playground.

Jarred McGinnis sat in front of some foliage, with his arms folded, staring intensely at the camera with a deadpan expression..

Photo by Sarah McGinnis

Contact

When I should be writing I’m on Twitter. Occasionally on Instagram and Facebook. I’m a magpie for oddness on the internet here on my Blog. Work stuff is best through my agent or through the contact form below.