Marie Phillips is the author of the international bestselling novel GODS BEHAVING BADLY, which was made into a feature film, the Bailey’s Prize longlisted THE TABLE OF LESS VALUED KNIGHTS, and OH, I DO LIKE TO BE… She is the author of the humour book CREATE YOUR OWN MIDLIFE CRISIS, and the co-writer, under the name Vanessa Parody, of the spoof FIFTY SHELVES OF GREY. With Robert Hudson, she wrote the BBC Radio 4 series ‘Warhorses of Letters’ and ‘Some Hay in a Manger’. As a storyteller, she has performed across the UK and Europe, including sell-out shows at the Amsterdam International Storytelling Festival and Amsterdam Fringe, and has toured Belgium and the Netherlands with the music and mythology show ‘Lalaei’. She is a contributor to ‘This American Life’ which has a global listenership of over 5 million. “As if Jane Austen were rewriting Terry Pratchett” – The Guardian.