Laura Bui is an expat criminologist. Her research on developmental crime prevention has been published in scholarly journals in criminology and psychology. She is also the winner of Writing on the Wall’s 2017 Pulp Idol competition. The art of fiction interested her from a young age; early influences included Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Louis Sachar’s Wayside School series. Some of her favourite novelists are Yiyun Li, Anne Tyler, and David Nicholls. She lives in Liverpool with her husband Daniel.