Author of seven previous novels, including The Season Ticket, Give Us This Day and Mr McCool, Jonathan Tulloch's work has been filmed, staged, Radio 4 serialised and translated into five languages. He has won the Betty Trask Prize and The JB Priestley Award. He contributes to the ‘Nature Notebook’ in The Times, and for over ten years he has written a weekly column in Britain's second oldest weekly magazine Glimpses of Eden. Founder of The Sheltering Tree, a Middlesbrough writing group for writers recovering from addiction, he also plays in the ceilidh band, Herd on the Hill. With Seren, he has recently published Larkinland, a fictionalisation of the poetic world of Philip Larkin.