Michele Roberts has published novels, short stories, plays, essays and artist’s books. Her novel Daughters of the House was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the W.H.Smith Literary Award. Her latest novel Ignorance was longlisted for the Women’s Literature Award. She is Professor Emeritus at UEA, a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She reviews regularly for The Independent, and also writes for radio.