Adam Marek writes short stories about the futuristic and the fantastical colliding with everyday life. His two collections, The Stone Thrower and Instruction Manual for Swallowing, are published by Comma Press. His stories have appeared on BBC Radio 4, and in many magazines and anthologies, including The Penguin Book of the British Short Story. He is an Arts Foundation Short Story Fellow. He regularly teaches creative writing for Arvon, and occasionally works with SciFutures, using storytelling to help prototype the future.