James Scudamore is the author of three novels. His first, The Amnesia Clinic, won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2007 and was shortlisted for four other prizes, including the Costa First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. His second, Heliopolis, was longlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Wreaking is his most recent book. He has held two fellowships at the University Of East Anglia and teaches at City University Hong Kong and on the Guardian / UEA Masterclass scheme. Read what he said in an interview by clicking here. And Here’s another interview. Here’s another.