Emily Ruth Ford is a writer and translator living in North London. She has a degree in English from Oxford University and spent ten years as a journalist for The Times and Agence France-Presse, with postings in China and India. In 2016 she returned to the UK to study on the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She won the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2017 and was long-listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2018. She speaks Italian and Mandarin, and is currently at work on her first novel.