Ellen Wiles is the author of The Invisible Crowd, a novel (forthcoming from HarperCollins, 2017) and Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition (Columbia University Press, 2015). She is an AHRC-funded doctoral candidate at the University of Stirling where she is researching live literature, and is writing a book on the subject for Palgrave's Literary Anthropology series. She is the founder of Ark, an experimental live literature project. She has MAs in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway and Law from UCL, and a degree in Music from Oxford. She has two children and lives in London.