Naomi Booth is a fiction writer and academic. Her first work of fiction, The Lost Art of Sinking, emerged from her PhD research into the literary history of swooning and won the Saboteur Award for Best Novella 2015. Her debut novel, Sealed, is a work of eco-horror that explores pregnancy and body mutation: it was shortlisted for the Not the Booker Award and was included in the Guardian’s “Fresh Voices: Fifty Writers to Read Now” in 2018. Her short fiction has been longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Award and the Galley Beggars Short Story Prize, and anthologised in Best British Short Stories 2019. Naomi grew up in West Yorkshire and now lives in York.