Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist and Creative Writing tutor originally from London now based in Norwich. 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 tutors at UEA and the Arts University Bournemouth and 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, was released with Faber in April 2022. He is currently working on a new book called Wild East.