Ray Robinson first won attention in 2006 with his debut novel, Electricity (Picador), shortlisted for both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Authors' Club First Novel Award. The feature film of Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn, Christian Cooke and Tom Georgeson, won Best Screenplay at the National Film Awards. Robinson's other novels are The Man Without (Picador), Forgetting Zoe (Heinemann), and Jawbone Lake (Heinemann). He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Lancaster and was an OMI Fellow at Ledig House, New York. Most recently Robinson co-wrote the award-winning documentary, Dream Town, narrated by Paul Bettany, and wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-qualifying, BAFTA-nominated drama, Edith, starring Peter Mullan and Michelle Fairley.