Tamara Pollock completed her MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck in 2010. Her work has been published in the Sunday Times Magazine and broadcast on Radio 4. Her story, Elsa, was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. She runs creative writing groups for Kensington Libraries and has been on the editorial team of The Mechanics’ Institute Review for several consecutive years. She is a volunteer for and regularly attends Word Factory literary salons. She has recently completed her first collection of short stories.