Peggy Riley is a writer and playwright living on the North Kent coast. Her first novel, Amity & Sorrow was published by Little, Brown (USA/Canada), Headline/Tinder Press (UK/Commonwealth/Ireland, and was translated for publication in France, Italy and the Netherlands. Her short fiction has been published in MsLexia and the Sunday Express and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2011 and the Costa Short Story Award 2015. As a playwright, she was a Writer-on-attachment at Soho Theatre; her work has been commissioned and produced off-West End, on the fringe, on tour and for radio. Recently, she completed a fellowship at Yaddo and was a recipient of a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England. She has worked as a bookseller, a festival producer, and writer-in-residence at a young offender prison.