Anstey Harris teaches creative writing for Canterbury Christ Church University and in the community with her own company, Writing Matters. Harris's short stories have been widely published in anthologies and online and she was the winner of the H.G. Wells Short Story Prize in 2015. She is a three-time winner of the Faber Academy's #quickfic competition. Anstey lives in Kent, England, and is the mother of the singer-songwriter (famous for her stint on The X-Factor) Lucy Spraggan.