Barry Gornell

Barry Gornell was born in Liverpool and now lives on the West Coast of Scotland. He is a screenwriter and ex-fire-fighter, truck driver and book shop manager. His short films, Sonny's Pride (1997) and The Race (2004) were both broadcast on Scottish Television. His short fiction has been published in The Herald newspaper and Let's Pretend, 37 stories about (in)fidelity (Freight, 2009) and an extract from The Healing of Luther Grove appeared in Gutter, the magazine of new Scottish writing, in August 2010. Barry graduated from the University of Glasgow's Creative Writing Masters programme in 2008 and was awarded a prestigious Scottish Book Trust New Writer's Bursary in 2009.