Jane Rogers’ story collection Hitting Trees with Sticks was shortlisted for the 2013 Edgehill Award, and the title story was a BBC National Short story award finalist. She is author of nine novels, including The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Man-Booker longlisted and winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012. Other works include Mr Wroe's Virgins(which she dramatised for the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama series), Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award) and Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Fiction Award). Her stories have been widely published and broadcast, including in several Comma anthologies. Jane is Emerita Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam and also writes radio dramas and adaptations. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and an RLF fellow in Banbury where she now lives. Her new novel, Conrad and Eleanor was published in June 2016 by Atlantic Books in the UK and by HarperCollins in the USA.