Gabriel Griffin



IKON is the first book telling of Livia, a young Italian journalist, and her search through Romania and Italy to uncover secrets regarding children-trafficking and her own past. As she searches for monasteries in wild mountain settings someone follows.


a mystery novel set in present-day

Romania and Italy.





St Giulio's Isle: Gabriel's Guide (Wyvern Works 2015)


Along the Old Way: a pilgrimage from Orta to Varallo in the company of Samuel Butler. (Wyvern Works 2010)


Transumanza (Wyvern Works 2008)


& numerous articles, handbooks




Latest: 3rd November 2018

Canterbury, St Mary's Bredin:

Celebrating Gothic

awarded first prize for short story 'Hell's Bells' 



1st prize  Plough 2018 Short poems (1st also in 2009)

1st prize Barnet 2018 (1st also in 2011)

1st Hungry Hill (2011)

1st Sentinel Eastern Light 2010

1st Yeovil 2007

Ist Scintilla Journal Long poems 2008

1st Split the Lark in 2006 (1st also in 2004)

1st Ripley Arts 2000

prized and placed in many other competitions. Poems published in anthologies and magazines: Orbis, Temenos Academy Review, Scintilla Journal, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, HQ Poetry Magazine, Poetry Life, Acorn, Still, White Adder, Leaf etc.



Campango and the Mouthbrooders. (Wyvern Works)

Poems also translated into Rumanian, German and Italian



Gabriel Griffin is the founder (in 2001) and organiser of the Poetry on the Lake international Celebration, competition, and events ( on Lake Orta, in the Italian Alps. Patron: the  British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. She is editor of the annual anthologies and of Poetry on the Lake Journal. 

Past activities include events and seminars on community communication for the Venice Biennale, exhibitions and cultural events in Milan, Venice and Umbria. She is the author of handbooks on the use of video in communities and articles on folklore and local history.

She has been adjudicator of Wiltshire Libraries poetry competition, UK; Bill Winter competition, Italy, Guernsey Arts Poems on the Move, Channel Islands; TRYangle, Eastern Light, London; Hungry Hill Writers, Ireland,



Isola San Giulio

Wyverns by Giacomo Saporito