Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing originally from London. While working as a secondary school English teacher, he completed his MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from City, University of London and is currently finishing his AHRC-funded PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. He has recently been appointed as part-time Lecturer of Creative Writing at the Arts University Bournemouth and also works with young writers for First Story and Arvon. His debut novel The 392 was released with OWN IT! in April 2019. His second novel Your Show, based on the life and career of former Black football referee Uriah Rennie, will be released with Faber in April 2022 and he is currently writing his third novel.