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I am the author of fourteen books, including six novels and a collection of short fiction, a collection of poetry, a travel guide and literary essays. My work has been shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award for fiction and the Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada). In 2016 Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, which The New York Times has called 'stunningly written', won the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival Book Competition. A novel, The Dhow House, was published by Legend Press in the UK in September 2016 and by ECW Press in Canada and the US in 2017. A new novel, Fire on the Mountain, is published in the UK with Legend in February 2018. I am Reader in Creative Writing and co-director of the Postgraduate research programme at the University of East Anglia. For more information see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/literature/creative-writing/faculty