Louise Doughty is the author of six novels: most recently, Whatever You Love (Faber & Faber UK), which was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Novel Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize for fiction. She has also written one work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her newspaper column of the same name. Her first book, Crazy Paving (1995) was shortlisted for four awards, including the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her fourth novel, Fires in the Dark (2003), won an Arts Council Writers Award and an award from the K Blundell Trust. She has also won awards for short stories and radio drama. She lives in London, writes for the The Guardian and The Observer and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review.