Sabyn Javeri was born in Pakistan and now lives between London and Karachi where she teaches creative writing at university level. A graduate of the University of Oxford, she has a PhD from the University of Leicester. Her short stories have been published in literary journals such as The South Asian Review, The London Magazine, The Oxonian Review, Wasafiri, Trespass, Bengal Lights, Sugar Mule, and in award-winning anthologies and creative writing textbooks. She has also received the Oxonion Review Short Story Award and was shortlisted for the first Tibor Jones Award. This is her first novel.