Inés G. Labarta

Inés G. Labarta is a queer fiction writer and immigrant currently living in the northwest of England. Originally from Madrid, she’s lived in Athlone, Edinburgh, Lancaster and Plymouth before settling back in Lancaster (one of the most gothic and witchy towns in England). She has published a collection of middle-grade novels – Los Pentasónicos (Edebé, 2008-2010) and two novellas – McTavish Manor (Holland House, 2016) and Kabuki (Dairea, 2017). Her forthcoming novel, The Three Lives of Saint Ciarán, (Blackwater Press, 2023) was partially inspired by her time in Ireland, where she lived near the intriguing ruins of Clonmacnoise. Her short stories have won awards like the Autonomous University of Madrid Short Story Prize, and have been published in places such as Extra TeethToasted Cheese Literary JournalOranges Journal,and the Lancashire Short Stories anthology. She lectures in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.
Inés’ obsessions include climbing mountains, coffee, running, good conversations, and her two gorgeous black cats. She has a love for all things weird, dark and gothic – because is not what we try to repress what often makes us human?