Natalie Marlow is a working class writer who was born and still lives in the West Midlands. After completing her MA in Creative Writing at the UEA, she is now a PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London. She has taught Creative Writing both at Birkbeck and De Montfort University in Leicester. Natalie has a life-long obsession with hard-boiled detective fiction and film noir, and is a crime writer with a strong interest in the writing of place. Raymond Williams and Raymond Chandler are firm favourites of hers.