Shiromi Pinto’s first novel, Trussed (Serpent’s Tail, 2006), was reviewed as ‘audacious’ (Independent), ‘brilliant’ (Diva) and ‘fast, blackly funny and so cool that it hurts’ (Times).

She has written a number of commissioned short stories and travel memoirs, including: Cycling, The Flash (Social Disease, 2007); Scissors, paper, stone, BBC Radio 4 (broadcast October 2006); Tiger, tiger, burning bright, Quartet: Four literary walks through the V&A (Zembla/Victoria & Albert Museum, January 2006); South Beach, (spring 2003); and Kolambe, Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad (Autumn 2001).

Her first short story, Bulat Kisses, appears in Notes Across the Aisle (Thistledown Press, Canada) and was awarded second prize in the publisher’s 1995 short story competition. She is currently working on her second novel and is a senior editor at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat. She lives in northwest London with her husband and four-year-old daughter.

Photo Shiromi Pinto © Eva Blue