Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist and Creative Writing lecturer based in Norwich. While working as a secondary school English teacher, he completed his MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from City, University of London and is currently finishing his AHRC-funded PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. He lectures at the University of Suffolk and works with young writers for First Story. His debut novel The 392 was released with OWN IT! in April 2019. His second novel Your Show, based on the life and career of former Black football referee Uriah Rennie, was released with Faber in April 2022 and was longlisted for the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize. His third book Wild East, a YA novel-in-verse, will be released with Penguin in 2024.