Shaun Wilson was born in 1980 and raised in Wigton, Cumbria. He recently completed an MA in creative writing at Northumbria University, winning the prize for ‘Best Postgraduate Student in Humanities’. In 2018 his debut novel, a work-in-progress, made the final of the Penguin Random House WriteNow programme. In 2019 it won a TLC Northern Writers’ Award and an excerpt was published in Kit de Waal’s Common People anthology. Later that year, following New Writing North’s Talent Party, Shaun signed up with Susan Smith at MBA Agents. He is currently researching autofiction as a PhD student at Northumbria University, having won a Research Development Fund studentship in 2020, and most recently a Northern Bridge Consortium studentship in 2021. His debut novel is almost complete.