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 London.
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, to be published May ’22 by Simon & Schuster UK. You can find the blurb along with Goodreads and pre-order links on the ‘Books’ page. I’m represented by Jessica Hare of The Agency (London) Limited.
I recently finished an MA in Early and Medieval Irish at University College Cork, writing my final thesis about Láeg mac Riangabra and his role within the Ulster Cycle. I have a BA 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 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. These days I fill the void by alphabetising my own overcrowded bookshelves.
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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.