Jess Brough is a writer of science fiction and poetry. Their fiction can be found in Extra Teeth, The Best of British Fantasy 2019 anthology and seed head, an anthology of new writing from The Future is Back series led by Olumide Popoola. Their poetry and non-fiction can be found in The Colour of Madness (Updated Edition), The Bi-Bible: New Testimonials and at gal-dem, The Skinny, Fringe of Colour and The Glasgow Film Festival.
Jess is also the Founder and Director of Fringe of Colour – an Edinburgh-based multi-award-winning arts initiative for Black people and People of Colour at arts festivals in Scotland and beyond. In 2020, the project transformed into an online arts festival, Fringe of Colour Films, to assist artists and creators through the performance crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival has since run for three years, taking a hybrid form for 2023. Learn more about Fringe of Colour at fringeofcolour.co.uk.
Jess completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, with a thesis on social biases in language production and comprehension. They live in Barcelona and are working on their first novel.