Jane Bradley is a queer working-class writer and performer, based in Manchester. She has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction, a Young Enigma Award and the Mslexia YA Novel Competition. Her short fiction has been published in various literary journals and anthologies, and her debut play, The Curse, was supported by Arts Council England. She has performed her writing at literary festivals and live events across the UK, including at Edinburgh Fringe, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Exchange and Polari Literary Salon.
Jane writes mostly about young people, trauma and austerity, drawing on personal experience and her ongoing involvement with local grassroots projects and organisations, using creative writing, storytelling and performance workshops to engage and empower people of all ages and backgrounds. Jane is also the founder and co-director of For Books’ Sake, the non-profit championing women and non-binary writers, and the host of monthly spoken word night, That’s What She Said. The Summer Everything Happened is her first novel.