Author of novels and short stories published worldwide by Penguin and Simon & Schuster, Louise Dean is founder and course director of The Novelry. Winner the Betty Trask Prize, longlisted for the Booker Prize. Winner Le Prince Maurice Prize. Shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. Longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award. Finalist for the Costa Coffee Book Awards Short Story 2021. 20 years experience as a writer and more than 10 years as a tutor. A proud mother and drill sergeant to her beloved writers.