Françoise Harvey lives in Darlington and works in Newcastle. Born in Belgium, and with her formative years spent in Lincolnshire and on the Isle of Man, she lived and studied in North Wales and London before settling in the North East, a region that feels like home. She has had stories shortlisted in the 2016 Bridport and London Short Story Prizes, and was shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2016. The same story appears in Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories 2017 (edited by Nicholas Royle). She has also had stories and poems published in magazines and anthologies, including The Lonely Crowd, Loss Lit, Litro, Best British and Irish Poets 2016 anthology (Eyewear), Envoi and The Interpreter’s House. Françoise is also a founder member of short story collective Literary Salmon (literarysalmon.wordpress.com), which produced e-book anthology The Casual Electrocution of Strangers (2015). She currently works as an assistant magazine editor and a freelance copywriter. She also releases music as a singer-songwriter under a pseudonym.