Carl Oprey


I write prose fiction, journalism and stage and screen. My screenplays have been commissioned by Searchlight Pictures, Channel 4, Scottish Screen and BBC Films. I’ve originated and developed television series in the UK and US. My stage plays have been performed in London, Los Angeles and New York. Short fiction has been published in Queer Episodes: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose (Little Brown, 2014), and longlisted in the BBC First Words Short Story Award (2016). ‘Water Falling’ (2022) published in Mercurius Magazine. My novel, ‘The Man Who’, was longlisted for the Polari Prize (2011).  Print and radio journalism has appeared in Ragazine, G Scene, World of Wonder, KPFK Los Angeles and IMRU Radio, Los Angeles. For over ten years I wrote a monthly magazine column for various LGBTQ+ publications. I’ve had work performed at festivals and events in Brighton, London, Liverpool, Los Angeles and New York. I’ve lived and worked in Los Angeles, Astoria Queens, London, Aqaba, Liverpool, Cairo, Casino NSW, Moscow, Kerala, 29 Palms and Geneva. I’m based between New York and Liverpool, where I teach between NYU and the LJMU. In 2020 I wrote the Beckett adaptation ‘Inside’. My novel in progress is ‘The Lawn of Sleeping Soldiers’. ‘Selected plays’ is published by Beir Bua Press in September 2022.  I am a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing from UEA.


2022 Publications and performances.
Two plays by Carl Oprey. Beir Bua Press. September 2022.

Short story in Mercurius Magazine. April 2022. Here:

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