Gabriel Gbadamosi

Playwright, Poet, Non-fiction writer


Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright and essayist. His London novel Vauxhall won the 2011 Tibor Jones pageturner prize and best international novel at the 2013 Sharjah Book Fair. He was AHRC creative and performing arts Fellow in European and African performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University.

Book collaborations as a poet with visual artists include The Second Life of Shells with Mandy Bonnell and Sun-Shine, Moonshine with Conroy/Sanderson. His plays include Eshu’s Faust (Jesus College, Cambridge), Shango (DNA, Amsterdam), Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin) and for radio The Long, Hot Summer of ’76 (BBC Radio 3) which won the first Richard Imison award.

A sample essay ‘The Blazing Light in August’ can be found at Granta online; a spoken essay ‘An Informal History of the Male Nude’ is available online at BBC Radio 3, where he has also presented the arts and ideas programme Night Waves, as well as Art Beat on the BBC World Service. He lives in London and is the RLF Fellow at the City & Guilds of London Art School.

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Gabriel Gbadamosi

Playwright, Poet, Non-fiction writer


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  • City & Guilds of London School of Art, 2012–2015