Born in Leicester, England, Clive Collins has spent the greater part of his life working as a teacher in Ireland, Sierra Leone and Japan. He is the author of the novels The Foreign Husband (Marion Boyars) and Sachiko’s Wedding (Marion Boyars/Penguin Books). Misunderstandings (Marion Boyars), a collection of short stories, was joint-winner of the Macmillan Silver PEN Award in 1994. A short-listed finalist in the 2009 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, his more recent work has appeared online and in journals such as Penny, Cecile’s Writers, and at terrain.org. Carried Away and Other Stories is to be published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2017.