Natasha Pulley is the author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Bloomsbury, 2016), The Bedlam Stacks (Bloomsbury, 2018), The Lost Future of Pepperharrow (Bloomsbury, 2020), The Kingdoms (Bloomsbury, 2021) and The Half Life of Valery K (Bloomsbury, 2022). An international bestseller, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award, the Locus Awards, and remained on the Sunday Times bestseller list for much of summer 2016. The Bedlam Stacks was longlisted for the Walter Scott Award and shortlisted for the Encore Award. Natasha has lived in Japan as a Daiwa Scholar, as well as China and Peru. She was a 2016 Gladstone Writer in Residence, and she teaches on Bath Spa University’s Creative Writing BA, alongside short courses at the Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. Her latest novel, The Mars House, will be published by Orion in 2024.