Gerard McKeown is an award winning writer based in London.

Born in 1980 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Gerard’s work has been published in The Moth, 3:AM and Litro, among others.

He has performed with writers including Stewart Home, Nick Toczek and John Cooper Clarke.

In 2017 he was shortlisted for The Ilkley Literature Festival Short Story Award and TSS Publishing’s International Flash Fiction Award, longlisted for Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award, and received an honourable mention in the Berlin Writing Prize.

In 2016 he was a runner-up in the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award.

In 2015 he was highly commended in The Moth Short Story Competition.

In 2011 he was featured in The Irish Pages’ Up and Coming Writers showcase.

In 2007 he was The Ulster Performance Poetry Champion and a semi-finalist of Radio 4’s UK Poetry Slam.