Bren Gosling is a Suffolk based writer. His work appears in The Brighton Prize, The London Short Story Prize, Exeter Prize, WorcesterLit Fest, Decongested Tales Words with Jam Anthologies, Liar’s League and 4’33” Magazine amongst others. He has been guest lead writer for visualverse.org . He is a member of the Society of Authors and Club for Acts and Actors. His plays and monologues have been performed at The Pleasance, Arcola, Bloomsbury and Putney theatres, Rose and Crown E17, OSO Barnes and Tristan Bates Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre (Studio), RADA Studio Theatre and Kings Head Theatre.
I am part of the LGBTQ+community and grew up on a 1970’s Norwich Council estate. After many years in London, I now live in Suffolk. My writing explores the narratives of quiet lives, extraordinarily lived, marginalised voices of overlooked people and places.
Winner 2021 The Book Edit Writer’s Prize for under represented writers
Winner 2021 Novel London Literary Prize
London Literary Prize 2020 short listed
Retreat West First Novel Prize 2020 Shortlisted
Finalist – London Short Story Prize
Finalist – The Exeter Novel Award
Shortlisted Exeter Prize Short Story Competition
Finalist – Harry Bowling Prize for new writing and the Luke Bitmead Bursary Award
Runner up – WWJ Bigger short story competition
Long listed for the Fish Flash Fiction Prize
March 2023 Street Sweeper shortlisted for the New Anglia MS Prize.
Moment of Grace
Charting Princess Diana’s landmark visit to Britain’s first AIDS Unit, Bren Gosling’s MOMENT OF GRACE asks would you have risked everything to challenge ignorance about AIDS? If you watched It’s a Sin, Moment of Grace is essential viewing!
ONCOMM commendation 2020
Winner No: Intermission One Act Play Competition 2020
Longlisted Papatango 2020
Longlisted Radius Playwriting Prize 2020
Winner ATG Autumn Premieres callout 2020
Longlisted Traverse Theatre 2020
I, Minnie Lansbury
Premiered Bloomsbury 2021 a commission from the GL Memorial Trust