James Rice lives in Liverpool. In 2011 he completed an MA in Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. His debut novel Alice and the Fly – the first chapter of which won the Writing On The Wall Festival’s novel-writing competition ‘Pulp Idol’ – was published in January 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton. He also writes short stories, several of which have been published, and writes songs with his friend Josh, which he sings in a very high-pitched voice people have charitably referred to as ‘unique’. He is currently working on his second novel.