Kit Fan was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK at the age of twenty-one. In 2017 and 2018 he was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize for “Duty Free” and “City of Culture” respectively. He studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before completing a PhD on Thom Gunn at the University of York. Also a poet, his second book of poems, As Slow As Possible, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, one of the Guardian’s 50 biggest books in Autumn 2018, and the Irish Times Poetry Book of the Year. He was invited by the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon to be a visiting scholar in 2020. In 2018 he won a Northern Writers’ Award for Diamond Hill. He lives and works in York.