Peter Salmon is an Australian writer living in the UK. His first novel, The Coffee Story (Sceptre, 2011), was a New Statesman Book of the Year. He has written frequently for Australian TV and radio, and for broadsheets including The Guardian and the Sydney Review of Books. The Blue News, his satirical column about books and publishing, was subsequently collected and published by Melbourne University Press as Uncorrected Proof (2005). He has received awards from the Arts Council of England and the Arts Council of Victoria, Australia, and has taught creative writing at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Liverpool John Moore’s University.