Jay Gilbert is a writer, academic and researcher based in Oxford, originally from the North East of England. She has an MA and MSt from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Leicester. By training, she is a 'linguistic archaeologist' -- essentially, a type of sociolinguist who seeks out, through textual and manuscript evidence, traces in earlier forms of language which can shed greater light on how and why language has changed and evolved, and what this tells us about society. She has a particular interest in northern dialects. She has written about this for Babel Magazine and various northern-based newspapers. Jay is also interested in, and has taught at various universities on, many other subjects in the arena of English language and literature.
Jay is a prolific writer of study guides at A-Level and university level; she has bylines in Literary Review and The Mary Sue. Her flash fiction has been longlisted by the Bath Flash Fiction Award, Retreat West and Reflex Press; her poetry has been published by Vagabondage Press and in the journal Impossible Archetype. She is currently working on a narrative non-fiction project.
Represented by: Sandra Sawicka