Adam Lowe is a writer, publisher and live artist from Leeds (although he currently lives in Manchester). In 2011, he was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in Best New Writing. In 2009 he received four Lambda Award nominations, in both poetry and prose, and three British Fantasy Award nominations for works that he published. In 2008, his magazine, Polluto, was awarded the Spectrum Fantastic Art Silver Editorial Award.
He was one of the 2010 young writers in residence at the I Love West Leeds Arts Festival. He also writes for Bent, the UK's largest free national monthly magazine for the LGBT community, and works freelance in the marketing department at Peepal Tree Press.
Adam is a graduate of Street Voices 2 and an active member of Young Inscribe. In the past he has been a part of Critters.org and Orson Scott Card's Hatrack River Writers' Workshop. Adam regularly delivers workshops and runs an annual mentoring and masterclass programme for new writers in the North who specialise in science fiction, fantasy, horror and cross-genre writing: the Dog Horn Masterclass Programme. Because of his work in the region, he is a Youth Ambassador for the Cultural Olympiad in Yorkshire.
He has appeared in Word Riot, Unlikely Stories, The Cadaverine, Chimeraworld 5, The Leeds Guide, WAMACK, Saucytooth's, Kaleidotrope, PoetCasting.co.uk, and Ex Plus Ultra with work forthcoming in SABLE LitMag. Adam's academic writing has appeared at the University of Glasgow's eSharp and is forthcoming in the University of Texas' Queering the Fantastic. Last year his debut novella, Troglodyte Rose, was also released in limited edition hardback by Cadaverine Publications. An expanded novel-length paperback is due out the other side of the Mayan apocalypse, when he finally finishes it.
Check out a video of him reading here.
Precious Cargo (Fruit Bruise Press, 2011) (poetry chapbook)
Shiny Black Thing (Punk Ass Kids Productions, 2010) (anthology)
Troglodyte Rose (Cadaverine Publications, 2009) (novella)
lavenderblack (Fruit Bruise Press, 2009) (poetry)
Clutching at Seashells (Fruit Bruise Press, 2009) (poetry chapbook)
Borrowed Time (Fruit Bruise Press, 2009) (poetry chapbook)
Killing Bob Marley (Punk Ass Kids Productions, 2009) (anthology)
Chimeraworld 5 (Chimericana Books, 2008) (anthology)
MA Writing for Performance & Publication (University of Leeds)
BA English Language & Literature (Class I) (University of Leeds)
- Adam Lowe
'Novelist, editor, publisher, all-round madman of letters, Adam Lowe has redefined the word "transgressional," placing it on the list of words you would never say around your great auntie, unless you were in a weird mood. TROGLODYTE ROSE is his masterpiece . . .'
Tom Bradley, Author
'[a] one-man transsexual, alien, flute girl theatre of insanity . . .'
Maisie Barker, Playwright
'. . . the Lady Gaga of literature.'
Philip Ellis, Author
'. . . a National Treasure.'
Wendy Muzlanova, Author