Sam Byers is the author of Idiopathy, which was published in 2013. His work has been translated into ten languages and his writing has appeared in GrantaThe New York Times, The Spectator, and The Times Literary SupplementIdiopathy was included on the Waterstones 11 list of debut novels to watch out for; shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize; and won a Betty Trask Award. His next novel, Perfidious Albion, will be published in 2018.