Brief Biography


I am a Gibraltarian author and academic based in the United Kingdom. I have written three novels on Gibraltar – The Escape Artist, Solitude House and Jonathan Gallardo – as well as numerous stories, essays, articles and books of non-fiction. I lived on the Rock until the age of twenty-seven, when I moved to the UK to study English Literature. I subsequently took BA, MA and PhD degrees at the University of Leeds, completing my studies in 2004 with a thesis exploring perceptions of ‘hispanicity’ in Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. Since then I have lived mainly in the UK, but have also done stints in New Zealand (2004), India (2005-2008) and, more recently, Japan (2014-2016). Over the years I  have talked about issues of Gibraltarian identity on radio progammes such as the BBC World Service's 'The Cultural Frontline', ABC Australia's 'Late Night Live' and Antena Caro's 'Lletres Ebrenques'. I have also spoken in front of audiences at the University of Salamanca, the University of Turin, the University of Basel, the University of the Balearic Islands  and the University of Portsmouth. I am currently helping to supervise a PhD student at the University of Gibraltar. If anything on this site grabs your attention, you are welcome to contact me via the email facility on my facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/mgsanchezwriter/. 

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