Erica Wagner is a graduate of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing course and published her first collection of stories, Gravity, to rave reviews. Ariel’s Gift, her commentary on Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters, which Hughes authorized, was published to great acclaim. Her first novel, Seizure was published to wide critical acclaim in 2007. She has also edited the anthology, First Light, a celebration of the life and work of Alan Garner. In 2015 she published a work of non fiction, Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.