Lucy Atkins is an award-winning author and journalist. She reviews books for the Sunday Times and the Guardian, teaches on Oxford University’s Creative Writing Master’s degree and has judged the Costa Book Awards. She has written for publications including the Guardian, the Times, the Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement and many UK magazines. Her most recent novel, Magpie Lane, was chosen as a book of the year by BBC Radio 4’s Open Book, the Guardian, the Telegraph and Good Housekeeping magazine.