Mona Arshi’s debut collection Small Hands won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2015. Her second collection Dear Big Gods was published in 2019 (both books published by Liverpool University Press’s Pavilion Poetry list). Her writing has been published in The Times, The Guardian, Granta, The Yale Review and The Times of India as well as on the London Underground. She was writer in Residence at Cley Marshes in Norfolk. In 2020 she was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool and is currently a fellow in creative writing at Trinity College, Cambridge. Her debut novel Somebody Loves You was published by And Other Stories in 2021 and is currently shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.