An award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Robinson was hailed as 'among the most impressive voices of Britain's younger generation' by the Irish Times. He first won attention in 2006 with his debut novel, Electricity, shortlisted for both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Authors' Club First Novel Award, and is now a major film. Robinson's other novels are The Man Without, Forgetting Zoe and Jawbone Lake. His debut screenplay, the BAFTA long-listed Edith, is currently touring film festivals around the world. Robinson holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Lancaster and was a 2008 OMI Fellow at Ledig House, New York. Before pursuing a writing career, Robinson worked as a TEFL teacher across Europe and as a civil servant for the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.