Guinevere Glasfurd is the author of three, critically-acclaimed historical novels: The Words in My Hand (2016), The Year Without Summer (2020), and Privilege (2022). Her work has been shortlisted for the Costa prize (First Novel Award), the Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown, and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the Prix du Roman FNAC.
Guin has a background in historical research, including a short stint working for BBC History. She is an experienced teacher and has taught on the MA Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University and at Birkbeck. She also worked as a Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund. Guin is in receipt of three awards from Arts Council England and the British Council which has enabled her to work collaboratively with artists and sound designers in the UK and abroad. Her most recent project, The Last Word, a sound installation, will be shown at a community arts’ event in September 2023.
Originally from the north of England, she now lives on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens with her husband and daughter.
'Guin's feedback and encouragement has given me clarity on the way forward in my writing. She has the ability to drill down into the detail of a character, a setting, a plotline and gives me constructive criticism on how to improve or solve problems in my writing. I can't recommend Guin's guidance and her ability to mentor highly enough.' – Siobhan Costello