Peter Salmon is an Australian writer living in the UK. His first novel, THE COFFEE STORY (Sceptre, 2011), was a New Statesman Book of the Year. He has written frequently for Australian TV and radio and for broadsheets including the Guardian, the New Humanist, Tablet and the Sydney Review of Books. Formerly Centre Director of the John Osborne/The Hurst Arvon Centre (2006-2012), he also teaches creative writing, most recently at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Liverpool John Moores University. His next book, AN EVENT, PERHAPS, will be published by Verso.