Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was a Radio Five Live Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature; her second novel, The Poet’s Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. Her third novel, The Moon Field, set in the First World War, was described by The Times as ‘deeply moving’. Her short stories have featured in the Bridport Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards and on BBC Radio 4. Judith’s latest book, The Silk Factory, was published by The Borough Press in 2015. She lives with her family in Northamptonshire.