William Wall’s latest book is Grace’s Day (Head of Zeus, London, 2018). He is the author of three collections of short stories, most recently The Islands (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017); five novels, one of which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and four collections of poetry, most recently The Yellow House (Salmon). He is the first European winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2017. His work has won many prizes and has been translated into many languages. He translates from Italian. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from University College Cork.