Gemma Bristow, writer

Hello. I'm Gemma

I write historical fiction for young adults. My novel Offending Adam, based on the true story of a hermaphrodite sailor mixed up in a bigamy scandal (really), was longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2016. I'm currently seeking representation. Find out more about Offending Adam and check out examples of my other writings.

I work as a technical writer for a software company and I live in Cambridgeshire, UK. I have two degrees in history and a Ph.D. in literature, after which I decided to read children's books pretty much all the time. I love many things, including vintage Puffin editions, coloured glass, chocolate and King Arthur's knights. Learn more about me.