ALEX PHEBY was born in Essex and moved to Worcester in his early childhood. He currently lives with his wife and children in London, where he teaches at the University of Greenwich. Alex's second novel, Playthings, published by Galley Beggar Press in 2015, was shortlisted for the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize. 

Read the Guardian review of Playthings here

Listen to Alex in conversation with Adam Biles (at Shakespeare & Company, Paris) here. 

Preview the first chapter here

Order a copy of Playthings here.