Ben Johncock is author of The Last Pilot (Myriad, 2015), for which he was shortlisted for East Anglian Book of the Year, Longlisted for Not the Booker Prize and won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel award. His short stories have been published by The Fiction Desk and The Junket. He is the recipient of an Arts Council England grant and the American Literary Merit Award, and is a winner of Comma Press’s National Short Story Day competition. Ben has written several articles for the Guardian, The Spectator, and has just finished two years mentoring on the Escalator writing program. Ben has also taught several Faber Academy courses.