Harry Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, based in Edinburgh. They make participatory performances, working as a solo performer and as a director/facilitator to create one-to-ones, installations, street sideshows, interventions and longer interactive shows in theatre spaces.
Their latest publication, Tonguit from Freight Books, was shortlisted for the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the 2016 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and they were the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion. Harry founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word and co-directs the performance platform ANATOMY. Their participatory theatre has toured festivals across Europe, including Forest Fringe (UK), NTI (Latvia) and CrisisArt (Italy) and their performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian’s best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup in the “But Is It Art?” category.
They are currently touring a stage show of the year-long endurance writing project Everything I Bought and How It Made Me Feel.