K J Orr was born in London. She is the author of the collection of short stories, Light Box (2016), and the single story chapbook, The Inland Sea (2012). Her stories have appeared in anthologies including Best British Short Stories 2015 (Salt), in literary journals including the Dublin Review, the White Review, and Revisor (trans. Lette Voss), and in the Irish Times and the Sunday Times Magazine. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and recognized by numerous awards including the 2016 BBC National Short Story Award for her story, 'Disappearances'. She was also shortlisted for the prize in 2011 for her story, 'The Human Circadian Pacemaker'.