About the Editors

The editors are Ray French and Kath McKay.

ray.french@hull.ac.uk       k.mckay@hull.ac.uk


For the past 2 years Ray has been a Lector for the Royal Literary Fund’s Reading Round, a new type of reading group.

Ray French is the author of two novels, All This Is Mine, and Going Under (Vintage), The Red Jag & other stories (Planet), and a co-author of Four Fathers (Route). His stories have been published in magazines, Humber Writers anthologies, and Best European Fiction 2013 (Dalkey Archive). Welcome To The Reservation will be published in 2018. He teaches at the University of Hull.

See Ray’s RLF talk on second generation Irish identity, February 2017.

Email: ray.french [@] hull.ac.uk

Twitter: @RayFrench15


Kath McKay, from Liverpool, lives in Leeds. She has published two novels, two full poetry collections, a poetry pamphlet and many short stories. Her latest novel, Hard Wired, (2016, Moth publishers) won the Northern Crime Novel competition and was selected for Read Regional 2017. Her most recent poetry collection is Collision Forces (2015, Wrecking Ball Press). She teaches at the University of Hull.

Email: k.mckay [@] hull.ac.uk

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