Rob Magnuson Smith (MA 2010, David Higham Award) is a dual citizen of the US and the UK. His debut novel The Gravedigger was published in 2010 after winning Gold Medal in the Pirate’s Alley William Faulkner Award. Rob’s short fiction has been published widely, including the 9/11 anniversary fiction series for the Guardian. His second novel Scorper is published by Granta Books and is available here. A lecturer at Exeter University, Rob lives in Cornwall.