WILLIAM FIENNES is the bestselling author of The Snow Geese and The Music Room. He has contributed reviews, essays and stories to many publications, including the London Review of Books, Granta, the Observer and the Times Literary Supplement.

The Snow Geese, published to wide acclaim in 2002, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and won the Hawthornden Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award. William Fiennes was the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2003.