Ray French is the author of The Red Jag & other stories and the novels All This Is Mine and Going Under (both Vintage). He is also the co-author of Four Fathers and the co-editor with Kath Mckay of End Notes: Ten stories about loss, mourning and commemoration. His short stories have been broadcast on Radio 4 and appeared in a numerous magazines and compilations, including Best European Fiction 2013. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Hull. Some of his essays and podcasts can be found on the Royal Literary Fund Website: https: //www.rlf.org.uk/?s=Ray+French Moy McCrory is a writer and academic of Irish parentage who writes about identity and class. As a fiction writer she has had three collections of short stories and a novel published. Two of her books were serialized by the BBC and her work had been translated into fifteen languages. Her short fiction is widely anthologized and she was included in the seminal Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. She was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award, and was a Feminist Book Fortnight top ten author, two years running, and one of the authors chosen for the national Save our short story campaign top twenty recommended reads. She is a Hawthornden Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the HEA, has lectured in Bremen University, London University and is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby and is a PhD examiner. Kath Mckay has published two novels, three poetry collections, and short stories. Work includes Hard Wired (Moth, 2016), Collision Forces (Wrecking Ball, 2015) and Telling the Bees (Smiths Knoll 2014). Her short stories are anthologised and in magazines and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She taught creative writing in London and now lectures at the University of Hull. Her most recent book (co-edited with Ray French) is End Notes: Ten stories about loss, mourning and commemoration (2017).