Jean McNeil is the author of ten books, including four novels and a collection of short fiction. Her work has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Governor-General’s Prize for fiction (Canada) and the Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada). In 2012 she won the Prism International Prize for Creative Non-Fiction for an extract from Ice Diaries, a memoir and polar travel narrative. Her most recently completed novel, Fire on the Mountain, is set in South Africa and Namibia. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UEA and along with Henry Sutton co-convenes the Prose Fiction MA. For more information see her website.