Born and brought up in rural Monmouthshire, Clare Morgan now divides her time between Gwynedd, Oxford and London. A graduate of the University of East Anglia's MA in Creative Writing, she also has a doctorate from Oxford. She is currently Lecturer in English at Brasenose College, Oxford. She has published a novel, A Touch of the Other (Gollancz), as well as critical articles. Her short stories, which have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, are collected for the first time in An Affair of the Heart.