Betsy Tobin is a novelist and playwright, born and raised in the American Midwest, now living in the UK. She is the author of five novels: Bone House, short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize and winner of a Herodotus Prize in America; The Bounce; Ice Land; Crimson China, a BBC Radio 4 Book At Bedtime and short-listed for Epic Romantic Novel of the Year; and Things We Couldn't Explain. She is the past winner of the London Writers' Competition for her short story 'Joyride'. In between books she also writes for stage and radio, and teaches creative writing for both First Story and Arvon. She lives in London and Wales with her family.