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Florianne Humphrey

Freelance journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Freelance journalist and novelist, Durham University graduate in English Literature, and fluent in French. I have written two 85,000-word YA novels and I design and run creative writing sessions. I have a wide range of editorial experience and a strong portfolio of work published by leading media organisations.

Queerness As A Plot Device

In the 21st century, when there are plenty of gay teenagers romancing around the world, Love, Simon, based on Becky Albertalli's book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is the first film by a major Hollywood studio to focus on a gay teenage romance.
Beatrix Potter's summer home preserved with Grade II listed status

The Cumbria house where Beatrix Potter spent her summer has been given Grade II listed status, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport announced today. The home and surrounding area are said to have inspired some of the author's most famous works, including The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggywinkle and Benjamin Bunny.

The F-Word
Writing a world without gender

Breaking news in the literary world: steampunk's time may have finally arrived! Not sure what steampunk is exactly? You're not the only one as, sadly, steampunk isn't usually prominent in mainstream literary thought. This is a shame as it provides one of the most interesting, eclectic and vivid settings in literature.

Florianne Humphrey

Flo Humphrey is a recent English Literature graduate who is now working as a journalist. Flo has written a Young Adult novel with a queer protagonist and a play exploring themes of queerness, feminism, and gender identity. She also runs creative writing workshops and tutors creative writing online.

Pendora Magazine
Love and Linguistics: The Erotic Fiction of Anais Nin

Transparent discussion of female sexuality and sexual desires is still limited and often undermined by the male sexual experience. How does Anais Nin's literary marriage of high linguistics and base corporeal desires create a new language for describing the female sexual experience?

Touched by Angels ·

Father Murphy's Adam's apple lurched and crashed rhythmically against the collar God uses to keep all his servants tied to the pulpit. Ailbe wished it would grow and grow like a water-logged sponge until he choked and squashed the congregation.

Winchester Writers' Festival
Winchester Writers' Festival, six months on - Winchester Writers' Festival

Florianne Humphrey attended the three day event in June 2018 as the recipient of one of ten scholarships offered by the Festival this year. Winchester Writers' Festival claims it's a three day-event. In fact, it lasts a lot longer than that. ... Continue reading →

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