Catherine O’Flynn is the author of three novels and the editor of a short story collection. Her debut, What Was Lost, won the 2008 Costa First Novel Award and she was named Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards. Her novels have been published in over 20 countries.

Catherine is a regular reviewer for The Guardian and guest on Radio 4’s Saturday Review. Her short stories and articles have appeared in Granta, Good Housekeeping, The Independent and on BBC Radio. Catherine has been described as ‘the JG Ballard of Birmingham…finding poetry and meaning where others see merely boredom and dereliction”