- Northern Europe
has over a decade’s experience in broadcast television and radio, working for the BBC in news, current affairs, light entertainment and on documentaries. She has held posts as a Creative Writing tutor at St. Andrews University; the University of Western Cape, South Africa and the University of East Anglia. She is the author of the novels Flight of Black Swans (1995) and Strange Music (2008), which was listed for the 2009 Orange Prize, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She holds the RCUK Academic Fellowship in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Her participation is privately funded.