Sarah Moss was educated at Oxford University and is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Cold Earth (2010), Night Waking (selected for the Fiction Uncovered Prize 2011), and Bodies of Light (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015), as well as the co-author of Chocolate: A Global History. She spent 2009–10 as a visiting lecturer at
the University of Iceland, and wrote an account of her time there, Names for the
Sea: Strangers in Iceland, that was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2013. Her latest book Signs for Lost Children has been nominated for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016.