Gemma Weekes

Spanning decades, since her first publication at just seventeen years old, Gemma Weekes has grown into a writer with a uniquely moving, daring and gritty voice as a novelist, screenwriter, theatremaker and poet. Her debut novel, Love Me, was released by Random House to critical acclaim and translated into Dutch and Italian. She’s been published widely in anthologies and journals, most recently in Glimpse (Peepal Tree, 2022) a black speculative fiction anthology. Her theatre work has been performed at venues including Stratford East Theatre Royal, The Royal Festival Hall, and most recently at Soho House when her Nina Simone-inspired piece When You Are Silentwas brought to life by powerhouse actress Tobi Ogunjobi. As a screenwriter, she has worked with major clients such as the BBC on their animated television series JoJo & Gran Gran, developed a series concept for Netflix, and worked with the Line Animation as a story consultant, copywriter and screenwriter, producing work for brands such as Acura, Chobani and Riot Games as well as with their newly established originals department.  She has just completed her second novel entitled GRI-GRI. She is represented by Kerry-Ann Bentley at the Good Literary Agency.

Kerry-Ann Bentley