Place of residence
United Kingdom

Gaylene Gould

Short biography
Gaylene Gould’s short stories have been published in various anthologies and she is completing her first novel which won the 2012 Commonword Diversity Prize. She is an artist coach and a broadcaster presenting regularly on BBC Radio 4.

Gaylene’s passion for stories began as a child and since she then has immersed herself in the worlds of books,  film and personal storytelling. Her desire to write fiction has come to fruition over the last 10 years with her short stories being published in several anthologies including The Mechanics’ Institute Review 2013. Her manuscript for The Sacrifice was the Inaugural winner of the Commonword/Cultureword 2012 Children’s Diversity Prize and is being completed as her first novel.

Having read her work to audiences at The Barbican, the Southbank Story Slam as well as at Brixton Book Jam, Gaylene has a clear art for characterisation and unraveling deeply personal truths that connect with readers.