Sarah Bower is the author of three novels and many short stories. Her work has been translated into ten languages. Her first novel, The Needle in the Blood, won the Susan Hill Award 2007 and her second, The Book of Love, was a Toronto Globe and Mail bestseller. She has taught creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Lingnan University in Hong Kong and the Open University. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, and was shortlisted for the Curtis Brown scholarship in 2001. For five years she ran the mentorship scheme for literary translators run by the British Centre for Literary Translation. Sarah lives in Norwich.