Wendy Erskine is a secondary school teacher in Belfast. Her short story collection, Sweet Home, was published by Stinging Fly and Picador. It won the Butler Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Her work has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and 4, and RTÉ, and has been anthologised by Faber & Faber, No Alibis and Repeater, among others. She hosts a show on Soho Radio for Rough Trade Books and writes non-fiction on music, clothes and other arts.