Leone Ross is a fiction writer, editor and academic. She was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Her first novel, All the Blood Is Red (ARP), was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and her second novel, Orange Laughter (ARP/Anchor), was named by Wasafiri magazine as one of the most influential British novels of the last twenty-five years. Ross’s first short-story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway (Peepal Tree), was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize and shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize in 2018. Her work has also been shortlisted for the V. S. Pritchett Prize. She is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Roehampton University in London, where she is Anthology Editor for their micro-publishing house, Fincham Press. She is a senior fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.