Paola Trimarco is a writer and linguist. Her stories and essays have been published in several magazines, including Mslexia, Fishfood and Shooter, along with two stories and an essay at The Creative Process website. She was shortlisted for the Wasafiri Life Writing Competition 2014. Her stage plays have been performed in London and Cambridge with support from Arts Council England while her screenplays have received funding awards from Film Council UK. She has authored four textbooks, is a co-author of The Discourse of Reading Groups and is a regular contributor to The Literary Encyclopedia.