JUDE BROWN grew up in Middlesbrough and has lived in London, Liverpool, Reading and Sydney. A career butterfly she’s worked as a secretary, nurse, designer, art therapist and creative writing tutor. At the age of ten she spent her summer break writing a full length children’s book, which she typed up on a Petite typewriter. The family moved house a year later and the manuscript got decluttered. She is still sore about it and remains a fully paid-up hoarder.

She moved to Sheffield to study an MA in Creative Writing, where she began writing His Dark Sun, her debut novel. Her short stories and poems have been published in several anthologies and her work has been shortlisted for the Bridport and Raymond Carver Short Story Prizes. She is the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award and an Arts Council Award. His Dark Sun is published by Mayfly Press, a member of the Northern Fiction Alliance, and part of New Writing North and Moth Publishing.