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Alex Preston is an award-winning author and journalist.  His first novel, This Bleeding City, won the Spear’s and Edinburgh Festival first book prizes, and his second, The Revelations, was shortlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize.

Alex appears regularly on the Saturday Review on BBC Radio 4 and reviews for a number of national newspapers. He recently completed his PhD on Violence in the Modern Novel at UCL and now teaches Creative Writing at the University of Kent. He is @ahmpreston on Twitter.