Xenobe Purvis was born in Tokyo in 1990. She read English Literature at Oxford University, and has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway. She is a freelance arts journalist and literary researcher; her writing has appeared in publications such as 3:AM Magazine, Litro, The Independent, and the Glasgow Review of Books, and is forthcoming in anthologies in the UK and US. In 2017, she was accepted on the London Library's Emerging Writers Programme. She is currently assisting in the preparation of a volume of Christopher Isherwood's selected letters, and is working on a novel. She tweets @xenobepurvis.