Holly Howitt was born and grew up in Wales. She writes fiction in various forms, and is particularly interested in truncated and overlooked genres, such as microfiction and the novella. She has contributed to anthologies and collections both in print and online. Holly has a PhD in creative writing from Cardiff University and lectures at Portsmouth University. Her highly acclaimed microfiction collection, Dinner Time, was launched at the Guardian Hay Festival in 2008. She is currently editing an anthology of microfiction for Cinnamon Press and is working on a second novella.