Geraldine Bedell is a British novelist and writer for The Observer.
She drew wide public attention when she was disinvited from a planned appearance at the first International Festival of Literature in Dubai, scheduled to begin on 26 February 2009, when her novel The Gulf Between Us was discovered by festival organizers to feature a homosexual sheikh. Writer Margaret Atwood cancelled her scheduled appearance at the book festival in protest.
- The Handmade House (Penguin, 2005)
- The Gulf Between Us (Penguin, 2009)
- Party Tricks (Hodder & Stoughton, 1996)
- A Fabulous Fling (HarperCollins, 2000)
- Caroline Gammell "British author Geraldine Bedell banned from Dubai book festival British author Geraldine Bedell has been banned from a book festival in Dubai because one of the characters in her new book is gay", Daily Telegraph, 16 February 2009.
- Geraldine Bedell "The only offensive thing about my novel is that it's been banned", The Guardian (blog), 17 February 2009.
- Alison Flood "Atwood pulls out of Dubai festival in censorship protest", The Guardian, 18 February 2009.
- "Media families 20: The Bedells", The Independent, 30 June 1997