Gertrude Gibbons is a writer based in London. She studied Writing at the Royal College of Art, English Literature at the University of York, French Literature in Paris, and won runner-up for the Jacques Berthoud Prize in 2019. She has written for Corridor 8, The French Literary Review, NERO Magazine, The Pluralist, The Theatre Times, Still Point Journal among others, and has recently written articles on Stephane Mallarme, Samuel Beckett, Guillaume Apollinaire, Witkacy, and Philip Glass. Currently, she is researching Polish theatre and cultural reception in the UK and Italy, and writing about theories of absorption and seduction in the arts. She plays and teaches violin and has a keen interest in early music and opera.
As a young teenager she co-founded the experimental language group 'Slavia' and wrote two novels and a play: Plato's Cave, performed at Arcola Theatre, Hackney, The Phaistos Disk (Ankrapath Press, 2012), and a second novel The Silent Violinist (Matador, Troubador Publishing, 2021). She has given creative writing workshops at schools and participated in literary panel discussions in England and abroad. In 2018 with Derek Horton, she relaunched Soanyway magazine which she co-edits.