K J Orr was born in London. Light Box, her first collection of short stories, was published in February 2016. Her short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and published by The Dublin Review, The White Review, Lighthouse, Daunt Books and The Sunday Times Magazine online, among others. She has been shortlisted for awards including the BBC National Short Story Award, the Bridport, and the Asham. She studied at St. Andrews, UEA, and Chichester, and has published essays and reviews in Poetry Review, the TLS and The Guardian, among others.