Gillian Laker is a poet and writer of short fiction. She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in a small village in Wiltshire, before moving to Kent. Her poems have been published in various anthologies, on the Guardian website and in the experimental poetry ezine Datableed. She was featured poet in the 2014 summer edition of Envoi and her flash fiction will appear in the 2017 Rattle Tales anthology. Her latest pamphlet, Curious Voices, is a poetic response to the cabinets of curiosity at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. It is published by Cinnamon Press and will be available from February 2017.

Gillian was the 2013 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year and was shortlisted for the International Troubadour prize in 2012. She was runner-up for the 2016 Brighton Flash Fiction prize and won the International SaveAs Writers Short Story competitions in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She is currently working on a series of linked short stories as part of her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.

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