Dr Ines Gregori Labarta

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Research Interests

I am a writer of speculative fiction especially interested in the weird, horror and genre-bending work. My research interests include the novella as a form - I am the author of two novellas, McTavish Manor (Holland House, 2016) and Kabuki (Dairea, 2017) although I am also a keen writer of novels and short stories. My latest novel, The Three Lives of Saint Ciarán (Blackwater Press, 2024), expeirments with different genres (including magic realism, the weird and dystopia) and languages to establish cultural and literary connections between Ireland and Spain and celebrate characters that move across genders and cultures.

Other research interests are multilingual and transcultural narratives, migrant narratives, queer literature, magic realism, RPGs, monstrous fiction and the gothic. I'm also keen on graphic novels - and have years of experience as freelance illustrator and cartoonist. I am also interested in podcasts - I worked as a radio journalist for a while and I have been a frelance podcast editor, writer and producer since 2014 - I was Litro's magazine podcast editor from 2020-2021 and I produced podcasts like The Writing Life and The Wandering Bard, which you can listen to here.

Selected Publications

Queering the Bull: A common tale for Ireland and Spain
Gregori Labarta, I. 19/09/2019 Lancaster University. 344 p.
Doctoral Thesis

On Peripheries: graphic short story
Gregori Labarta, I., Grass, D. 2019
Digital or Visual Products

Gregori Labarta, I. 2017 Dairea. ISBN: 9788494403552.

McTavish Manor
Gregori Labarta, I. 2016 Holland House Books. 140 p. ISBN: 1910688150, 9781910688151.

Graphic Futures
17/10/2017 → 30/06/2018