Ray French was born in Wales to Irish parents. His books include The Red Jag and other stories (Planet) and two novels, All This Is Mine (Vintage) and Going Under (Secker & Warburg). He has taught Creative Writing for The Arvon Foundation and Leeds University and mentors other writers, as well as running fiction workshops. He is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Trinity & All Saints College, Leeds. www.rayfrench.com

His stories appear in Four Fathers