Christine Cohen Park is a former tutor on the University of Sussex M.A. in Writing & Personal Development, a novelist, freelance writer, and facilitator of Shared Reading Groups. She’s written three novels, the first two, Joining the Grown–ups and The Househusband published by Heinemann, paperbacked by Penguin and Hodder Coronet. She has co-edited the prize-winning collection of short stories Close Company published by Virago. She has just completed a third novel set in Israel and Palestine. She lives in Lewes, Sussex.