Corinne Fowler was born in Birmingham, England. She has worked as a teacher in England, Scotland and Paraguay. In the year 2000, she walked 1,000 miles to protest against sanctions on Iraq before the country’s invasion and occupation. She now works as a researcher at Lancaster University on a project called 'Moving Manchester: how the experience of migration has informed creative writing in Manchester [England] since 1960'. She also acts an advisor to Lancaster's new Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, directed by her colleague Graham Mort. Corinne is currently writing a novel about Paraguay and is author of a new academic study called Chasing Tales: travel writing, journalism and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan (forthcoming, Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York, September 2007). She has published academic articles about travel writing, corporate publishing, ficto-criticism and diasporic writing.