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Dr. Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist, poet, literary critic and Lecturer of Creative Writing.

While working as a secondary school English teacher, Ashley completed his MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from City, University of London and then went on to complete his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. He has lectured English and Creative Writing at Brunel University, Arts University Bournemouth, University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk. He also works for First Story, Arvon and Faber Academy.

He has a wealth of experience working for TV, radio and appearing at festivals. He also regularly reviews books for BBC Radio 4, Notts TV Book Club and The Observer.

His debut novel The 392 was released with OWN IT! in April 2019. His second novel Your Show, based on the life and career of former Black football referee Uriah Rennie, was released with Faber in April 2022. His third book Wild East will be released in 2024.

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