Rowena Macdonald

Rowena Macdonald has published two books: Smoked Meat, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Edge Hill Prize, and The Threat Level Remains Severe, which was shortlisted for the Guardian's 2017 Not The Booker Prize. Smoked Meat is set in Montreal and The Threat Level Remains Severe is set in the House of Commons where Rowena has worked for the past twenty years. She was born on the Isle of Wight, grew up in the West Midlands and now lives in East London. She is currently finishing a third work of fiction. 

Photograph by Nick Kaplony