Rob has been writing full time since receiving an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Exeter in 2017. He has completed work on a collection of short stories and is working on his second novel. His story ‘The Latest Draft of Me’ was highly commended by the judges of the Manchester Fiction Prize and another, ‘Late Capitalism’, appeared in The Blue Nib. ‘Terry Toast’ was longlisted for the Exeter Writers Short Story Prize and appeared in issue 29 of Prole Magazine; and ‘Jana’ was shortlisted for the Exeter Story Prize. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Adventures in Fiction New Voices prize. Rob’s essays recording his progress as he worked through The Artist’s Way were published as part of The Blue Nib’s The Write Life series. Rob moved back up north in 2020 and he is currently a member of the Northern Short Story Festival Academy.