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<p><strong>Ellen Wiles </strong>grew up in Reading and did a music degree at Oxford before turning to human rights and working as a lawyer in Thailand, Botswana, Myanmar and London. Her debut novel,<em> The Invisible Crowd</em>, was inspired by a case she worked on as a barrister, and was a Guardian Readers’ book of the year and winner of the Victor Turner Prize for ethnographic writing. She is also the author of <em>Saffron Shadows </em>(2015), a book about literature, censorship and culture in Myanmar. She is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter, and is the mother of two small children.</p>

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