Lisa Koning is a Doctorate of Creative Arts, Creative Writing research student at the University of Winchester, and part-time lecturer in Creative Writing. She is currently working on her second novel, set in 16th century Flanders and the Carnival, and was recently published in the Historical Novel Society’s 2017 anthology, Distant Echoes.

Andrew Melrose is Professor of Children’s Writing at the University of Winchester, UK. He has over 150 films, fiction, nonfiction, research, songs, poems and other writing credits, including 33 scholarly or creative books. He is currently working on The Boat, an extended poem, book and exhibition about people migrating to safer countries on boats.