Dia daoibh! I’m Finn Longman, a writer, queer librarian, competitive Irish dancer, and stay-at-home medievalist (among other things). Welcome to my blog, where you can expect to hear my thoughts on all manner of things, including books, medieval literature, writing, dance, and gender. With luck, this will also be the place to hear updates about my own work and any future publications…
I’m a queer, disabled, nonbinary person currently based in Cambridge (UK), although I originally hail from London. My pronouns are they/them. I have a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic and specialise in medieval Irish literature, although I’m currently a trainee librarian. You may have come across my YouTube channel, where I retell medieval Irish stories for a general audience (or you may not!).
I write a mixture of YA and Adult novels, many of them speculative although few falling neatly into the categories of ‘fantasy’ or ‘science-fiction’. (I’ve been known to describe myself as ‘genrequeer’.) This year, I worked with Rory Power (NYT bestselling author of Wilder Girls) as part of Author Mentor Match to revise my novel Butterfly of Night, for which I hope to seek representation in the near future.
If you enjoy my blog/videos and want to support my writing and research, please consider buying me a coffee.
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Although this blog has technically existed since 2010, I recently wiped the archive 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.