Philippa Found graduated from the University of East Anglia Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) Masters with a distinction in 2015 and is currently completing her first collection of short stories. Previously she worked as a curator and director of a London contemporary art gallery where she wrote a three-part non-fiction collection, which was nominated for the Feminism and Women Studies Book Award 2011. Her short stories have been longlisted in the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2015/16 and shortlisted in the Words & Women Prose Competition 2015/2016 and the Short Fiction visual literary journal Prize 2016, and have appeared in the London Journal of Fiction and published by Galley Beggar Press.
Colleen Hubbard is an American resident of London. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing (Prose) with distinction from the University of East Anglia and was a Poe-Faulkner fellow in writing at the University of Virginia. Her current project is Domestication, a delayed coming-of-age novel about a middle-aged man and his even worse cat, set in the competitive world of cat shows; an excerpt from it won the Head of School Prize for Best Dissertation at UEA.
Malachi McIntosh was born in Birmingham, England but raised in the United States. He worked as a lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge for four years but stepped down from his post in June 2016 to focus on fiction-writing full time. So far, his work has been published in Broadcast, The Caribbean Review of Books, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Fugue, The Guardian, The Journal of Romance Studies, Under the Radar, Research in African Literatures, and Wasafiri. He has also completed two academic monographs, Emigration and Caribbean Literature (2015) and Beyond Calypso: Re-Reading Samuel Selvon (forthcoming 2016).
Peter Bloxham is a thirty-year-old writer and hayfever sufferer. He’s recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and a set of three interconnected novellas. He is currently working on his debut novel with the working title of Martin Amis. He lives in London. His twitter handle is @ohgodohgod.
Alex Goodwin is the author of A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice, which was the number one bestseller in Amazon’s Rabbit and Rodent Care chart for at least two consecutive weeks. He is currently working on his first novel.
Paul Howarth is a British-Australian author. His work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and won the Stonington Short Story Prize (Australia). He holds an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where he was also awarded a Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship. Paul will be reading from his novel-in-progress, The Warrant, an historical thriller set on the Australian frontier, in which the lives of two brothers and their settler family is devastated by one man’s campaign of racial violence and another’s insatiable desire for land.
Email: paulhowarth1 (at) yahoo.co.uk Twitter: @paulhowarth_
Caitlin Ingham was born in 1990 and grew up in Yorkshire. She studied English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London and then worked as an assistant literary agent for two years before moving to Norwich. At UEA, she was the recipient of the Seth Donaldson Memorial Bursary. Since finishing the masters, Caitlin has been working at Daunt and writing scripts as well as prose.
Sarah Moore lives in Norfolk with her husband and teenage children. After graduating from Cambridge she practised as a barrister in London for many years but now combines writing with judicial work. She received a distinction for her MA and is now in the final stages of completing her first novel, The Switch, set in the Second World War and present-day, and inspired by the iconic beach huts at Wells, Norfolk. In September she will start a creative-critical PhD at UEA and write her second novel, London Traffic, the first chapter of which is published in the UEA Anthology 2015.
Email: sarah.moore99 (at) btinternet.com
Sharlene Teo (b. 1987) is a Singaporean writer based in the UK. She is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for Ponti, her first novel. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Esquire and Magma Poetry and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of the 2012 Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and 2013 David T.K Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia, as well as the 2014 Sozopol Fiction Fellowship.