Ruth Thomas is the author of the novels Things to Make and Mend and The Home Corner; and short stories collected as Sea Monster Tattoo, The Dance Settee and Super Girl. Her writing has won and been shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award, the VS Pritchett Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her stories are often broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Her novel The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line will be published by Sandstone in 2021. She lives with her family in Edinburgh.