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Nicole is a fiction and non-fiction writer, her work has appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, and on BBC 4. She won the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize with her short story ‘Track’. Her short story collection, ‘Show Them A Good Time’ is out now.
Michael is the author of ‘Hold’, which was just shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He is a graduate of the Royal Holloway writing programme and lives in London, where he works as a teacher.
Marc’s Novel, ‘Three Dreams In The Key Of G’ was published by Dead Ink Books in 2018. He is the author of many other novels, as well as short and flash fiction. He can also be found on YouTube where he reviews and discusses literary and experimental fiction.
Tyler Wetherall is a journalist and author living in New York. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including The Guardian, The Times, Vice, Electric Literature. She teaches Creative Writing and Journalism at Manhattanville College.
Megan Hunter is the author of ‘The End We Start From’. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story ‘Selfing’.
May-Lan Tan is a British Chinese writer based in Berlin. Having studied fine art at Goldsmiths, she now works as a ghostwriter. Her collection, Things To Make and Break, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and is one of Alex's favourite reads of 2018.
Samantha Harvey is the author of four novels, the most recent of which is The Western Wind.
Her novels have been shortlisted many prizes, including the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Prize. She won the AMI Literature Award and the Betty Trask Prize.
She lives in Bath, UK, and is a Reader in creative writing at Bath Spa University.