Donna Daley-Clarke was born in London to Montserratian parents. Her debut novel, Lazy Eye, was published in the U.K. in July 2005 and won the Commonwealth Writer s First Novel Award in 2006. She received her MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. Her short fiction has been published in magazines and anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and she has been awarded numerous fellowships and literary prizes. She lives in London.