Dia daoibh! You’ve reached the website of Finn Longman, a queer disabled writer and medievalist. My pronouns are they/them, and I’m currently based in Cambridge.
If you’re looking for my official bio and headshots, please check out my press pack, here.
I write a mixture of YA and Adult novels, and have been know to describe myself as ‘genrequeer’ due to my refusal to stay in any one category. My debut novel, The Butterfly Assassin, is a YA thriller about a traumatised teenage assassin trying (and failing) to live an ordinary life, and was published in May 2022 by Simon & Schuster UK. The sequel The Hummingbird Killer was published in May 2023. All details and links are available on the ‘Books’ page. I’m represented by Jessica Hare of The Agency (London) Limited.
I have an MA in Early and Medieval Irish from University College Cork; I wrote my final thesis about Láeg mac Riangabra and his role within the Ulster Cycle. My undergraduate degree was in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, during which I specialised in medieval Irish literature, with a particular interest in queer theory. I spend a fair amount of the time liveblogging my research on the internet, and sometimes make YouTube videos retelling medieval Irish tales. You can find more about my academic research and publications on the Research page.
Before I started my MA, I spent a year as trainee librarian at Christ’s College Cambridge, and a year before that as an under-employed new graduate with a handful of different temporary jobs. Over the last few years I’ve worked in school, academic, public, and community libraries, and I also had a brief but fabulous stint as a bookseller for Waterstones. I now work part time in an academic library alongside my writing and research.
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Although this blog has technically existed since 2010, I wiped the archive in 2019 and started again, so if you followed a dead link to get here and are wondering what happened to X post or Y page, here’s why.