Peter Cowlam is a poet and novelist. His latest novel, *Across the Rebel Network*, was longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize. His last novel, *Who’s Afraid of the Booker Prize?*, won the 2015 Quagga Prize for Literary Fiction. His poems, short fiction and reviews are published in online and print journals, most recently in *Literary Matters*, *Ink, Sweat & Tears*, *The Liberal*, *The Criterion*, and *Valparaiso Fiction Review*. He has poems forthcoming in *Fulcrum* and *Battersea Review*.