Redfern Jon Barrett is the British-German author to novels including Proud Pink Sky (upcoming 2022 from Amble Press) and The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights – which was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards. Redfern’s literary and speculative fiction deals with themes of identity, ranging from sexuality, to gender, polyamory, and religion. Redfern’s short stories have appeared in publications including Booth, The Sun Magazine, Passages North, Flash Fiction Online, and ParSec, while their nonfiction writing has featured in Guernica, Strange Horizons, and PinkNews, as well as the National Museum of Denmark.
Born in Sheffield in 1984, Redfern grew up in market towns, seaside resorts, and post-industrial cities, before moving to Wales and gaining a PhD in Literature from Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe). They have served on the review committee for the Conference on the Future of Mongogamy and Nonmonogamy at UC Berkeley and publicly debated the issue at UCL, while their campaign work for LGBTQ+ and polyamory rights has been referenced in The Independent, The Mirror, Buzzfeed, and BBC News. Redfern is nonbinary and lives in Berlin with their two boyfriends and far too many books. For more information check out redjon.com.