Michel Faber is the author of two short story collections, Some Rain Must Fall and The Fahrenheit Twins. His other books include the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. He has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.
Mick Jackson-The Lepidoctor
Mick Jackson is the author of two short story collections, Ten Sorry Tales and Bears of England. His book The Underground Man was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and was the winner of the Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. His other books include Five Boys and, most recently, The Widows Tale.
Artwork by Stuart Kolakovic
Toby Litt-The Hare
Toby Litt was born in 1968 and grew up in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. He is the author of Adventures in Capitalism, Beatniks, Corpsing, deadkidsongs, Exhibitionism, Finding Myself, Ghost Story, Hospital, I play the drums in a band called okay, Journey into Space and King Death. He is a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. His website is at www.tobylitt.com
Clare Wigfall-Along Birdcage Walk
Clare Wigfall was born in 1976 and grew up in Greenwich, London. Her debut collection of short stories The Loudest Sound and Nothing won the BBC National Short Story Award. She lives in Berlin.
Artwork by Jordan Crane