Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright, broadcaster and essayist. His London novel Vauxhall (2013) won the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize, Best International Novel at the Sharjah Book Fair and was runner-up for the McKitterick Prize. He was AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow in European and African performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths, a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at City & Guilds of London Art School. Sample essays can be found online at The Blazing Light In August Granta Magazine and An Informal History of the Male Nude BBC Radio 3.
His plays include 'Eshu’s Faust' (Jesus College, Cambridge), 'Shango' (DNA, Amsterdam), 'Hotel Orpheu' (Schaubühne, Berlin) and for radio 'The Long, Hot Summer of ’76' (BBC Radio 3) which won the first Richard Imison Award. As a journalist and broadcaster, he presented arts and ideas on Art Beat for the BBC World Service and Night Waves for BBC Radio 3. He is a director of Wasafiri literary magazine and a trustee of the Arcola Theatre, London.