Lisa Blower is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. She won The Guardian’s National Short Story competition in 2009 with ‘Broken Crockery’ and ‘Barmouth’ was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Comma Press, The New Welsh Review, and on Radio 4: her latest story ‘Pot Luck’ written for Radio 4’s State of the Nation series, was broadcast on May 2nd 2014. She has completed her debut novel ‘Sitting Ducks’ and is currently working on her first short story collection. She has a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing from Bangor University where she teaches on their Creative Writing programme, and regularly hosts workshops on short fiction in her home town of Shrewsbury. Lisa has recently been selected for Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 Writers Development Programme and will be Guest Curator for the Much Wenlock Poetry Festival 2015. She will also be appearing at London’s Spread the Word short story festival in June 2014.