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'.
The back garden was in uproar, but he drifted on at the edge of consciousness. He’d been out at sea all night. Now, in the relative peace of dawn, he turned at the faintest ripple. There were magpies outside his window, shrieking. He sat up in bed for a moment then sank back under the duvet. But it was impossible to sleep. He half-listened, trying to work out how many birds it took to make such a racket: one for sorrow, two for joy… But when he got up he saw it was crows, not magpies.