Panos Karnezis was born in Greece and came to the UK in 1992 to study for a PhD in Engineering. While working at Rolls Royce and then at British Steel, he started writing fiction. He was offered a place on the University of East Anglia’s MA in Creative Writing and he gave up his engineering career. His first novel, The Maze, started at UEA, was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. Three further novels followed—The Birthday Party, The Convent and The Fugitives—and a collection of stories, Little Infamies. His work is translated into 20 languages. He lives in Wimbledon, London.
His novel, We Are Made of Earth, will be published by Myriad in September 2019.