Alex Preston is an award-winning author and journalist. He is the author of three novels, most recently the critically-acclaimed In Love and War, as well as the bestselling literary history of birds, As Kingfishers Catch Fire. His short stories have appeared several times in the Best British Short Stories anthology and he writes regularly for the Observer, the Telegraph and Harper’s Bazaar. He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.
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