Diana Evans is the award-winning author of Ordinary People, which was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Rathbones Folio Prize, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction. Her previous novels are The Wonder, currently optioned for TV adaptation, and her bestselling debut 26a, which won the Orange Award for New Writers and the British Book Awards decibel Writer of the Year prize, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book, the Commonwealth Best First Book and the Times/Southbank Show Breakthrough awards. She is a former dancer, and as a journalist and critic has contributed to among others Time Magazine, Marie Claire, The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The New York Review of Books and Harper’s Bazaar. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is an associate lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.