Chloe Aridjis was born in New York, grew up in Mexico City and the Netherlands and now lives in London. Her first novel ‘Book of Clouds’ (Chatto) won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in 2009. Her most recent novel, ‘Assunder’, was published in May this year. Chloe has contributed a personal map to ‘Where You Are’ (Visual Editions), a set of 16 maps which asks the question Where Are You?
Ben Master’s debut novel ‘Noughties’ (Penguin) was published in 2012 when he was also selected as one of Vogue’s 16 “Faces of the Future”. Ben is also a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Ben has written us a short story on our theme ‘Things I Don’t Want To Know'
Lisa Knapp is a singer-songwriter, whose first album ‘Wild and Undaunted’ (Weatherbox) was released to acclaim in 2007. Lisa has just been nominated for three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including Folk Singer of The Year and Best Album for her follow up, ‘Hidden Seam’.
Maurice Riordan reads from his collection, ‘The Water Stealer’ (Faber), which has just been nominated for the TS Eliot prize. Maurice also discusses his editorship of Poetry Review, which he took over earlier this year.