Francesca Haig is a novelist, poet and academic. She gained her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and is a Visiting Writing Fellow and the University of Chester, where she previously worked as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Creative Writing. Her poetry and prose has been published in many literary journals and anthologies in both Australia and England, and has won various prizes. In 2010 she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship. THE FIRE SERMON was her first novel, the first book in a trilogy. Rights have sold in more than 20 territories, largely at auction, with film rights pre-empted by Dreamworks. HarperCollins published in the UK in Spring 2015, and THE MAP OF BONES, the second book, is out now.