Raphael Selbourne

Raphael Selbourne was born and grew up in Oxford. After studying Politics at Sussex University, he moved to Italy where he worked mostly as a teacher and translator. More recently he lived in the West Midlands, the setting for his novel Beauty, and now teaches creative writing in a prison in the South East of England. His father is the political philosopher and historian, David Selbourne.
Beauty won the 2009 Costa First Novel Award