Paul Gorman


I started this blog in the spring of 2017, intending it to be a vehicle to publicise my fiction.

Since then, it’s turned into something (I hope) a bit more interesting. I write about things that interest me. This means you might veer from a study of 1950s French fiction (the nouveau roman) to modern folk horror; from a look at how nostalgia works to reviews of Nature writing. The blog’s title is taken from a chapter of Clive Barker’s Weaveworld.

I’ve also begun to serialise a Robin Hood novel that I wrote some years ago and tired of sending to agents and publishers. Please give it a try: it’s completely free and hopefully good fun.

My self-published collection of short stories is available from the Kindle store. It’s only 99p. Please buy a copy if you like what you read here. I’m also on Twitter as @PaulG303

My short stories have appeared in New Writing Scotland, New Writing Dundee, Riverrun and Cutting Teeth, among others. I was shortlisted for the Dundee Book Prize (now Dundee International Book Prize), where my work was “highly commended” by the judges, including poet Don Paterson.

I hope you enjoy what you find in the Gyre.



picture credit: Jamie Gorman