Tessa Hadley has written five novels including Accidents in the Home (2002), The London Train (2011) and Clever Girl (2013), and two collections of short stories: Sunstroke (2007) and Married Love (2012). She has had novels longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, for the Orange Prize (twice), and for the Welsh Book of the Year (twice); Sunstroke was shortlisted for The Story Prize in the US, and Married Love was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. She has twice had stories in The O. Henry Prize collection. She publishes stories regularly in the New Yorker, reviews for the London Review of Books and the Guardian, and is a Professor at Bath Spa University, teaching mostly on the MA in Creative Writing. She has also published a critical book on Henry James. Hadley was a judge for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2011. She was born in Bristol and lives in London.