Catherine Chanter grew up in the West Country and studied English at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. After several years as a lobbyist in the UK and abroad, she re-trained as a teacher, specialising in supporting children with behavioral difficulties and worked at The Tavistock in London. She is currently completing an MA in writing. Catherine writes novellas, short stories and poetry, and has also written for Radio 4. Her short story ‘A Summer of Findings’ was shortlisted for the 2009 Asham Award, and appeared in the Bloomsbury anthology Waving at the Gardener (2009) alongside stories from Margaret Atwood, Esther Freud, Alison MacLeod and Yiyun Li.