Megan Barker is a writer with a background in theatre and performance. Her plays have been produced in theatres across the UK and abroad. She has also made numerous immersive performances for mundane or neglected public spaces, including a network of crypts, a toilet cubicle, a multi-storey car-park, a roof-top and a basketball court.
She lives in Wales.
KIT, is her first novel.
'A very special voice… Blisteringly good… Pithy, poetic, melodic, intense… It’s clear why Barker’s plays propel folk into collaring their chums and telling them ‘you must see this.’ She has an ongoing heightened awareness of what that tingle factor feels like... Edgy, poetic and grotesque; funny yet bleakly brutal.' - Mary Brennan, The Herald.
'Megan Barker has a particular capacity to trace the finest line between humour and pain, tenderness and cruelty. She uses a kind of heightened dismantled language and somehow achieves the extraordinary paradox of expanding our view, by zooming in on the poetic detail. In layering observations, she creates an overall impression of a world shimmering with meaning.'
- Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director, National Theatre of Scotland.
‘I like what Megan does because it’s funny, it’s sensual and it’s totally fucked.’ - Alan McKendrick, The List.