Lily Dunn is an author and mentor. Her personal essays have appeared in Granta, Hinterland, Litro and The Real Story in the UK and she is a regular writer for the international Aeon magazine. Her first novel, Shadowing the Sun was published by Portobello Books, and described by the Big Issue as ‘a vivid and meaningful portrait of innocence destroyed’. She is co-editor of A Wild and Precious Life: Addiction, physical and mental illness and its aftermath: a collection of stories and poetry from writers in recovery, due to be published by Unbound in April 2021. Lily teaches narrative nonfiction at Bath Spa University and co-runs London Lit Lab with friend and author Zoe Gilbert.