Peter Cowlam is a writer and critic. His brief stint as a commissioning editor saw two issues of *The Finger*, a journal of politics, literature and culture. His last novel, *Who’s Afraid of the Booker Prize?*, won the 2015 Quagga Prize for Literary Fiction. His latest novel, *Across the Rebel Network*, was longlisted for the Guardian 2015 Not the Booker Prize. Poems forthcoming in *Fulcrum*. Poems and short stories have appeared in *The Galway Review*, *The Battersea Review*, *Literary Matters*, *The Brown Boat*, *The Criterion*, *Valparaiso Fiction Review*, *The Four Quarters Magazine*, *Ink, Sweat & Tears*, *The Liberal*, *Horizon Review* and *Epicentre Magazine*.